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MEDFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, MA 



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"Baxter Tark 

2007 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TOWN OFFICES 



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On March 12, 1928 the Town Moderator appointed the Medfield War Memorial 
Committee to recommend a suitable memorial to commemorate the services of 
Medfield residents who served in the World War. On October 1, 1928 the Committee 
recommended that a memorial stone with tablet as base for a flagpole, forming a 
rostrum for public speaking, be placed in Baxter Park. The 1929 Town Meeting voted 
to appropriate $3,140 for this purpose. A well-known Boston sculptor, Mr. Raymond 
Averill Porter, designed the Memorial and a contract was awarded to T.F. McGann 
and Sons Co. of Boston. The flagpole was presented to the Town on Memorial Day, 
1929. As a result of a decided twist and lean in the pole, it was replaced and the 
Committee accepted the new flagpole on January 18, 1930. 

During a severe storm on the evening of June 21, 2007, this flagpole was struck by 
lightening and destroyed. The Board of Selectmen appointed the Flagpole Study 
Committee to develop a plan for replacing the flagpole. The Committee consisted of 
Marshall Chick, Richard DeSorgher, Paul Foscaldo, James Snyder and Michael 
Sullivan. The Committee recommended that in addition to replacing the main flagpole, 
eight additional flagpoles be erected, one for each of the six service flags, one for the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag and one for the Town of Medfield flag. The 
service flagpoles would form a semicircle around the main flagpole and the Korean 
and Vietnam Memorial tablets; the other two flagpoles would be placed at either end 
of the Revolutionary War to World War II Memorial tablets. These tablets, along with 
a circular granite pavement around the flagpole, brick walkways, benches, lighting and 
landscaping, had been installed in Baxter Park as part of the work of the Committee to 
Study Memorials. 

All of the work to remove and replace the flagpoles was either done by Public Works 
employees or was funded by private contributions. In the fall, a contract for the 
purchase and installation of the flagpoles, in the amount of $16,314 was awarded to 
O'Brien and Sons of Medfield. A rededication of the Memorial was held on Veteran's 
Day, November 11, 2007, with participation by the American Legion, Beckwith Post 
110, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Medfield Schools, and many other 
community groups. 



Cover Photograph by Debra T. Shuman 




357 th Anniversary 



ANNUAL REPORT 



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DEDICATION 



Caroline and Burgess (Mike) Standley have been exemplars of citizen 
involvement in the Town of Medfield for decades. Whether it was as a 
member of the Board of Appeals, the Planning Board, the Long Range 
Planning Committee, the Trustees of the Memorial Public Library, the 
Warrant Committee, the Open Space Committee, the Historical Commission, 
the Historic District Commission, the Town Hall Renovation Committee, the 
Medfield State Hospital Reuse Committee, the Dwight Derby House 
Committee, or any of the other numerous boards and committees on which 
they have served, their sense of fair play, reasonableness, and their ability to 
consider all sides of an issue, have made them invaluable participants in the 
governing of the Town. 

In addition to their service, the Standleys have always responded, when the 
Town needed their help. When the Water and Sewer Commissioners needed 
land to protect the Town's water supply, the Standleys contributed the land. 
When the pace of development was threatening to overwhelm the small town 
character of Medfield, the Standleys placed a conservation restriction on 
their land. When the Dwight-Derby House was threatened with demolition, 
the Standleys help to create the Friends of the Dwight-Derby House to raise 
funds for and to oversee the preservation of this remarkable piece of the 
Town's history. Time and time again, they put themselves on the frontline to 
protect and preserve what is best about the Town of Medfield. 

But perhaps, it is that quality of selfless giving, demonstrated on so many 
occasions by Caroline and Burgess (Mike) Standley, that is truly what is best 
about Medfield. In recognition of this, the 2008 Annual Town Report is 
dedicated with grateful appreciation to Caroline D. and Burgess P. Standley. 
May others be inspired by their example. 



IN MEMORIAM 



Richard D. Jordan 

Medfield Housing Authority 

1990 - 2007 



STATE 








SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES 
FOR MEDFIELD 



Senator in General Court 

Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth District 

James E. Timilty 

State House Room 5 1 8 

Boston, MA 02133 

(617)722-1222 

james.timilty@state.ma.us 



Representative in General Court 

13 tfi Norfolk District, Precinct 1 & 2 

Lida Harkins 

State House Room 343 

Boston, MA 02133 

(617)722-2883 

Rep.LidaHarkins@hou.state.ma.us 

Representative in General Court 

9th Norfolk District, Precinct 3 & 4 

Richard Ross 

State House Room 237 

Boston, MA 02133 

(617)722-2305 

Richard.ross@state.ma.us 



Governor's Councillor 

2 nd District 
Kelly A. Timilty 
State House Room 1 84 
Boston, MA 02133 
(617) 727-2795 



FEDERAL 








U.S. Representative to Congress, 9 th District 
Stephen F. Lynch 
88 Black Falcon Avenue 
Suite 340 

Boston, MA 02210 
(617)428-2000 
stephen.lynch@mail.house.gov 

United States Senator 

Edward M. Kennedy 
2400 J.F.K. Federal Building 
Boston, MA 02203 
(617)565-3170 
senator@kennedy . senate . gov 

United States Senator 

John F. Kerry 

1 Bowdoin Square, 10 th Floor 

Boston, MA 021 14 

(617)565-8519 

j ohn Jcerry @kerry . senate . gov 



FACTS ABOUT MEDFIELD 



Incorporated 


1651 


Population 


12,941 as of December 31, 2007 


County 


Norfolk 


Size 


14.43 square miles 


Miles of Highway 


74.72 


Elevation 


1 80 feet above sea level at the Town House 


Registered Voters 


8,051 as of December 31, 2007 




Democrats 1,623 




Republicans 1,478 




No Party or Designation 4,901 




Other 47 


Government 


Board of Selectmen 



Official Notices 



Annual Town Election is the last Monday in March 
Open Town Meeting is the last Monday in April 

All Town Board and Commission meetings are posted on the 
Town House bulletin board 



Tax Rate 

Taxes Due 

Town House Hours 

Library Hours 



Transfer Station 
Hours 



12.27 per thousand of assessed valuation (7//0 1/06-6/30/07) 
12.80 per thousand of assessed valuation (7/01/07-6/30/08) 

August 1 st , November 1 st , February 1 st , and May 1 st 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM 
Thursday, 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM 
Friday, 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM 

Monday-Thursday, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM 
Friday, Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Sunday, Closed 



Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9 AM to 4 PM 



ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS 

2007-2008 



Elected Officials 




S. Anthony Burrell 


2010 


Moderator 








Scott F. McDermott 


2008 


Housing Authority 








Lisa Donovan 


2008 


Town Clerk 




Leo J. Surette 


2008 


Carol A. Mayer 


2009 


Richard D. Jordan, deceased 


2009 






L. Paul Galante, Sr. 


2010 


Board of Selectmen 




Valerie A. Mariani, state appointment 


2011 


Paul B. Rhuda 


2008 






Osier L. Peterson 


2009 


Trust Fund Commissioners 




Ann B. Thompson 


2010 


H. Tracy Mitchell 


2008 






Georgia Colivas 


2009 


Board of Assessors 




Richard Small 


2010 


Francis W. Perry 


2008 






Bruce J. Beardsley 


2009 


Appointed bv the Board of Selectmen 


R. Edward Beard 


2010 


Fire Chief 




School Committee 




William A. Kingsbury 


2010 


Susan C. Cotter 


2008 






Debra Noschese 


2008 


Chief of Police 




Susan L. Ruzzo 


2009 


Robert E. Meaney, Jr. 


2009 


Timothy J. Bonfatti 


2010 






Carolyn P. Casey 


2010 


Sergeants 








John L. Mayer 


2008 


Trustees of the Public Library 




John W. Wilhelmi 


2008 


John Bankert 


2008 


Ray M. Burton 


2008 


Isabella Parker 


2008 


Daniel J. Burgess 


2008 


Maura Y. McNicholas 


2009 


Lorna C. Fabbo 


2008 


Jane M. Ready 


2009 






James J. Whalen 


2010 






Robert Luttman 


2010 


Police Officers 








Larz C. Anderson 


2008 


Planning Board (5 Years) 

Wright Dickinson 


2008 


Eric Bazigian 
Michelle Bento 


2008 
2008 


Elissa G. Franco 


2009 


Andrew D. Clark 


2008 


George N. Lester 


2010 


Christine DiNatale 


2008 


Stephen J. Browne 


2011 


Robert G. Flaherty 


2008 


Keith Diggans 


2012 


Dana P. Friend 


2008 






John D. Geary 


2008 


Park and Recreation Commissioners 


Stephen H. Grover 


2008 


Lisa Louttit 


2008 


Richard Kelleher, resigned 


2008 


Stephen Farrar 


2008 


Thomas M. LaPlante 


2008 


Thomas A. Caragliano 


2009 


Albert J. Manganello, resigned 


2008 


Eileen Murnhv 


2010 


Wayne Sallale 


2008 



Town Administrator 




Pound Keeper 




Michael J. Sullivan 


2008 


Jennifer Shaw Gates 


2008 


Treasurer/Collector 




Inspection Department 




Georgia K. Colivas 


2009 


Walter Toitorici, Local Inspector of Bldgs 


2008 






John Mahoney, Asst. Building 


2008 


Superintendent of Public Works 




Joseph Doyle, Alternate Building 


2008 


Kenneth P. Feeney 


2009 


Peter Navis, Gas, Asst. Plumbing 


2008 






John A. Rose, Jr., Plumbing, Asst. Gas 


2008 


Town Accountant 




John F. Fratolillo, Asst. Plumb., Asst. Gas 


2008 


Joy Ricciuto 


2009 


James J. Leonard, wiring inspector 


2008 






Joseph Wallace, Asst. Wiring 


2008 


Town Counsel 




Joseph F. Erskine, Asst. wiring 


2008 


Mark G. Cerel 


2009 


William F. McCarthy, Asst. wiring 


2008 






Peter Diamond, Asst. wiring 


2008 


Board of Health (3 years) 








Kathleen Schapira 


2008 


Official Greeter of the Town of 




Laura Einbinder 


2009 


Medfield 




Marcia Aigler 


2009 


Joseph E. Ryan 


2008 


Elizabeth Dorisca 


2010 






Melissa Stuart 


2010 


Official Historian of the Town of 
Medfield 




Cemetery Commissioners (3 years) 




Richard P. DeSorgher 


2008 


Al Manganello 


2008 






Thomas Sweeney 


2009 


Official Keepers of the Town 




Marshall Chick 


2010 


Clock 




David Temple, Associate 


2008 


Marc R. Tishler 


2008 






David P. Maxson 


2008 


Water and Sewer Commissioners (3 years) 






Marc R. Tishler 


2008 


Board of Registrars (3 years) 




Jeremy Marsette 


2009 


L. David Alinsky 


2008 


Gary A. Lehmann 


2010 


Roberta A. Kolsti 


2009 


Neil D. Mackenzie, Assoc. (1 yr) 


2008 


William H. Dunlea, Jr. 


2010 



Superintendent of Insect Pest Control 

Edward M. Hinkley 2008 



Tree Warden 

Edward M. Hinkley 



2008 



Veterans' Service Officer (3 years) 

G. Marshall Chick 



2008 



Sealer of Weights and Measures (3 years) 

Michael J. Clancy 2008 



Field Driver and Fence Viewer 

Walter Tortorici 



2008 



Measurer of Wood and Bark (3 years) 

Michael J. Clancy 2008 



Animal Control Officer 

Jennifer Shaw Gates 



2008 



Public Weigher (3 years) 

Michael J. Clancy 



2008 



Inspector of Animals 

Jennifer Shaw Gates 



Constables and Keepers of the 
2008 Lockup 

Eric Bazigian 
Daniel J. Burgess 



2008 
2008 



Ray M. Burton, Jr. 


2008 


Andrew D. Clark 


2008 


Lorna C. Fabbo 


2008 


Robert B. Flaherty 


2008 


Dana P. Friend 


2008 


John D. Geary 


2008 


John F. Gerlach 


2008 


Stephen H. Grover 


2008 


Thomas M. LaPlante 


2008 


Albert J. Manganello 


2008 


John L. Mayer 


2008 


Louise Papadoyiannis 


2008 


Patricia A. Rioux 


2008 


Thomas A. Tabarani 


2008 


Christine DiNatale 


2008 


John W. Wilhelmi 


2008 


Kevin W. Robinson 


2008 


Larz C. Anderson 


2008 


Police Matrons 




Jessie A. Erskine 


2008 


Lorna C. Fabbo 


2008 


Sandra Cronin 


2008 


Jennifer A. Shaw Gates 


2008 


Elizabeth R. Hinkley 


2008 


Elisabeth T. Mann 


2008 


Louise Papadoyiannis 


2008 


Audra Wilhelmi 


2008 


Patricia A. Rioux 


2008 


Mary L. Solari 


2008 


Sally Wood 


2008 


Sandra Cronin 


2008 


Special Police Officers 




Leo Acerra (Millis) 


2008 


Paul J. Adams (Millis) 


2008 


George Bent (Norfolk) 


2008 


Dale Bickford (Millis) 


2008 


Herbert Bun- 


2008 


Ray M. Burton, III 


2008 


Jonathan M. Caroll (Norfolk) 


2008 


Jon Cave (Medfield) 


2008 


Ryan Chartrand (Norfolk) 


2008 


Sandra Cronin 


2008 


William J. Davis (Norfolk) 


2008 


Thomas G. Degnim (Norfolk) 


2008 


Robert A. Dixon 


2008 


Louis Droste (Norfolk) 


2008 


William J. Dwyer (Millis) 


2008 


David J. Eberle (Norfolk) 


2008 


Leo Either (Norfolk) 


2008 



Glen R. Eykel (Norfolk) 2008 

Edgardo Feliciano, Jr. 2008 

Lawrence J. Fleming 2008 

Nathan Fletcher (Norfolk) 2008 

Susan Fornaciari (Norfolk) 2008 

Robert Forsythe (Norfolk) 2008 

Terence Gallagher (Norfolk) 2008 

John Gerlach 2008 

Barry Glassman 2008 

Thomas Hamano 2008 

Timothy Heinz (Norfolk) 2008 

John Holmes (Norfolk) 2008 

David Holt (Norfolk) 2008 

Robert Hoist (Norfolk) 2008 

Richard D. Hurley 2008 
Winslow Karlson III (Norfolk) 2008 

Paul Kearns 2008 

Stephen Kirchdorfer 2008 

James C. Kozak (Norfolk) 2008 

Robert LaPlante 2008 

James Lopez (Millis) 2008 

Peter Lown (Norfolk) 2008 

Robert Maraggio (Millis) 2008 

Kristofer Maxant (Millis) 2008 

Chris MaClure (Norfolk) 2008 
David R. McConnell (Norfolk) 2008 

Peter McGowan (Millis) 2008 

Nicholas Meleski (Millis) 2008 

Robert Miller (Norfolk) 2008 

Paul J. Murphy (Norfolk) 2008 

Linda Meyers (Millis) 2008 

Robert Nedder 2008 

Peter Opanasets (Millis) 2008 

John Panciaocco 2008 

Stephen Plympton (Norfolk) 2008 

Amanda Prata (Norfolk) 2008 

Thomas Quinn (Millis) 2008 

Kevin Roake (Norfolk) 2008 

Wayne Sallale 2008 

Christina Sena (Norfolk) 2008 

Viriato Sena (Norfolk) 2008 

Robert Shannon (Norfolk) 2008 

Paul Smith (Millis) 2008 

Christopher Soffayer (Millis) 2008 

Charles Stone (Norfolk) 2008 

Richard Strauss 2008 

Thomas Tabarini 2008 

Domenic Tiberi (Millis) 2008 

Eric Van Ness (Norfolk) 2008 

Mark Vendetti 2008 



Robert P. Vitale 


2008 


Diane L. Maxson 


2008 


James Wells 


2008 


Stephen M. Nolan 


2008 


Audra Wilhelmi 


2008 


Joseph Zegarelli 


2008 


Ryan Wilhelmi 


2008 


John W. McGeorge 


2008 


Sally Wood 


2008 


Dorothy J. Steeves 


2008 






Jeffrey Hanson 


2008 


Emergency Management Agency 




Fred Bunger 


2008 


Ray M. Burton, Director 


2008 


Kristine Trierweiler, Ex Officio 


2008 


Arline F. Berry 


2008 


Ann B. Thompson, Ex officio 


2008 


Scott Brooks 


2008 






Ray M. Burton III 


2008 


Council on Aging 




Jon R. Cave 


2008 


Ruth Nadler, resigned 


2007 


Norma Cronin 


2008 


Kathleen Kristoff 


2008 


Sandra Cronin 


2008 


Neil DuRoss 


2009 


Barry Glassman 


2008 


Virginia Whyte 


2009 


Neil I. Grossman 


2008 


Louis Fellini 


2010 


Thomas S. Hamano 


2008 


Patricia Shapiro 


2010 


Paul Kearns 


2008 






Richard D. Hurley 


2008 






Steven Krichdorfer 


2008 


Americans with Disabilities Compliance 


Charles A. Morreale 


2008 


Review Committee 




John L. Parsons 


2008 


Kenneth P. Feeney 


2008 


Donald W. Reed 


2008 


Michael J. Sullivan 


2008 


Wayne A. Sallale 


2008 


Frederick A. Rogers 


2008 


Richard D. Strauss 


2008 


Tina Costentino 


2008 


James Wells 


2008 






Sally Wood 


2008 


Board of Appeals on Zoning 








Russell J. Hallisey 


2008 


Traffic Supervisors 




Stephen M. Nolan 


2009 


William Fitzpatrick 


2008 


Robert F. Sylvia 


2010 


John T. Garvey 


2008 


Charles H. Peck, Assoc (1) 


2008 


Jennifer A. Gates 


2008 


Thomas M. Reis, Assoc (1) 


2008 


John F. Gerlach 
Mary V. Gillis 
Elizabeth R. Hinkley 


2008 
2008 
2008 


Douglas C. Boyer, Assoc (1) 
Burgess P. Standley, resigned 


2008 
2008 


Richard D. Hurley 
George W. Kingsbury 
Robert T. LaPlante 
Elisabeth T. Mann 
William H. Mann 
John Nash 

Louise Papadoyiannis 
Patricia A. Rioux 


2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 


Medfield Cultural Council 

Karen Delio 
Tobey Reed 
Ron Gustavson 
Ann Marie Sweeney 
Michael Sweeney 
Lucinda Davis 
Isabella Wood 


2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 
2009 
2009 


Mary L. Solari 
Richard Strauss 
Thomas E. Tabarini 
Renata Walter 


2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 


Lee Knowles Howell 
Francis A. Iafolla 
William F. Pope 
Martha M. Moon 


2009 
2009 
2010 
2010 


Affordable Housing Committee 








Bonnie Wren-Burgess 


2008 






Charles H. Peck 


2008 







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Timothy P. Sullivan 


2008 


Charles River Natural Storage Area 




Charles Kellner 


2008 


Designees 








Kenneth P. Feeney 


2008 


Emergency Medical Services Response 


Michael J. Sullivan 


2008 


Committee 








David Binder, M.D. 


2008 


Collective Bargaining Team 




William A. Kingsbury 


2008 


Osier Peterson 


2008 


Joan M. Kiessling 


2008 


Robert E. Meaney, Jr. 


2008 


Robert E. Meaney, Jr. 


2008 


Mark Fisher 


2008 


Michael J. Sullivan 


2008 


Rachel Brown 


2008 


Ann B. Thompson 


2008 


Kristine Trierweiler 


2008 


Emergency Planning Commission 




Community Gardens Committee 




Kenneth P. Feeney 


2008 


Leonard C. Haigh 


2008 


Edward M. Hinkley 


2008 


David J. Noonan 


2008 


Robert E. Meaney, Jr. 


2008 






William A. Kingsbury 


2008 


Conservation Commission (3 years) 




Michael J. Sullivan 


2008 


Deborah Bero 


2008 


Ann B. Thompson 


2008 


Michael Perloff 


2008 






Philip J. Bun- 


2008 


Enforcing Officer for Zoning 




Robert Kennedy, Jr. 


2009 


Walter Tortorici 


2008 


Bruce Redfield 


2009 






Marie Zack Nolan 


2010 


Enterprise Fund Committee 




Ralph Parmigiane 


2010 


Georgia K. Colivas 


2008 


Robert Aigler, Assoc (i) 


2008 


Kenneth P. Feeney 


2008 






Michael J. Sullivan 


2008 


Constables for Election 




Marc R. Tishler 


2008 


Carol A. Mayer 


2008 


Kristine Trierweiler 


2008 






Joy Ricciuto 


2008 



Contract Compliance Officer 

Michael J. Sullivan 



2008 



Economic Development Commission (3 year) 
Joseph Scier 2008 



Fair Housing Officer 

Michael J. Sullivan 

Geographical Information System 



2008 



Patrick Casey 


2008 


Robert Kennedy, Jr. 


2008 


Paul B. Rhuda 


2008 


Sandra H. Frigon 


2008 


John T. Harney 


2009 


Gary A. Lehmann 


2008 


Charles Peck 


2009 


Marie Zack Nolan 


2008 


Ann B. Thompson 


2010 


Michael Perloff 


2008 


Paul E. Hinkley 


2010 


Michael J. Sullivan 


2008 






Kristine M. Trierweiler 


2008 


Representative to Regional 


Hazardous 


Carol A. Mayer 


2008 


Waste Committee 








Kenneth P. Feeney 


2008 


Historical Commission (3 year) 








Burgess P. Standley 


2008 


Capital Budget Committee 




David F. Temple 


2008 


Mark Fisher 


2008 


Daniel Bibel 


2009 


Donald H. Harding 


2008 


Jonathan Gray 


2009 


Osier L. Peterson 


2008 


Charles Navratil 


2009 


Kristine Trierweiler 


2008 


Maria C. Baler 


2010 



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Ancelin Wolfe 2010 

Richard P. DeSorgher, Assoc (1 Yr) 2007 

Deborah Gaines, Associate 2007 

David R. Sharff, Associate 2007 

Michael R. Taylor, Associate 2007 

John A. Thompson, Associate 2007 

Clara B. Doub, Associate 2007 

Patricia Iafolla Walsh, Associate 2007 

Historic District Commission (3 Year) 

Connie Sweeney 2008 

David R. Sharff 2008 

Burgess P. Standley 2009 

Michael Taylor 2010 

Barbara Jacobs 2010 



Insurance Advisory Committee 

Michael J. Sullivan 
Joseph B. Mc Williams 
Rachel Brown 

Local Auction Permit Agent 

Evelyn Clarke 



2008 
2008 
2008 



2008 



Jane M. Lomax 


2008 


Albert J. Manganello 


2008 


William H. Mann 


2008 


Frederick Miller, Jr. 


2008 


Ann B. Thompson 


2008 


Michelle Doucette 


2008 


G. Marshall Chick 


2008 


Evelyn Clarke 


2008 


Committee to Study Memorials 




Richard P. DeSorgher 


2008 


G. Marshall Chick 


2008 


Jane M. Lomax 


2008 


David F. Temple 


2008 


Francis Iafolla 


2008 


Municipal Census Supervisor 




Carol A. Mayer 


2008 



Representatives to Neponset 
Watershed Initiative Committee 

Michael J. Sullivan 



2008 



Local Water Resource Management 



Open Space Planning Committee 



Official 




Jonathan Bennett 


2008 


Kenneth P. Feeney 


2008 


Christine M. Hajjar 


2008 






Martha L. Smick 


2008 


Medfield MBTA Advisory Board 




Caroline D. Standley 


2008 


Designee 




Marie Zack Nolan 


2008 


Michael J. Sullivan 


2008 


Parking Clerk and Hearing Officer 




Medfield State Hospital Reuse 




Carol A. Mayer 


2008 


Committee 








Frank L. Garrison 


2008 


Right-To-Know Coordinator 




Paul B. Rhuda 


2008 


William A. Kingsbury 


2008 


Burgess P. Standley 


2008 






Martha L. Smick 


2008 


Radio Tower Study Committee 




Leo J. Surette 


2008 


David P. Maxson 


2008 


Ann B. Thompson 


2008 


Willis H. Peligian 


2008 


John T. Harney 


2008 


Paul B. Rhuda 


2008 


Philip J. Bun- 


2008 


Michael J. Sullivan 


2008 


Thomas Sweeney 


2008 


Safety Committee 




Metropolitan Area Planning Council 


I 


Kenneth P. Feeney 


2008 


Paul Rhuda (February) 


2009 


Michael J. Sullivan 


2008 


Memorial Day Committee 




Solid Waste Study Committee 




Donna Dragotakes 


2008 


Kenneth P. Feeney 


2008 


Robert E. Meaney 


2008 


Kristine Trierweiler 


2008 


William A. Kingsbury 


2008 


Ann B. Thompson 


2008 



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Scott Colwell 


2008 


John T. Harney 


2008 


Anthony Centore 


2008 


Carl Mellea 


2008 


Technology Study Committee 




Richard Boucher 


2008 


Alan Joffe 


2008 


Gary Lehmann 


2008 


Michael J. Sullivan 


2008 


Kristine Trierweiler 


2008 


Ron Gustavson 


2008 


Robert Luttman 


2008 



Three Rivers Interlocal Council (MAPC) 

Kristine Trierweiler 2008 



Gregory Reid 
Thomas Woodhouse 
James Clark 
Thomas Weyl 
Robert Donald 
Brian Hurley 
William Cotter 
Diane Kelley 
Kathryn Boole 

Baxter Park Flag Committee 

Paul J. Foscaldo 
G. Marshall Chick 
Richard P. Desorgher 
James Snyder 
Michael J. Sullivan 



2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 



2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 



Adult Community Center Study 
Committee 

Louis Fellini 2008 

Robert Luttman 2008 

Vincent Lavallee 2008 

Carl Mellea 2008 

Tony Centore 2008 



Capital Planning and Finance Committee 

Timothy J. Bonfatti 2008 

Thomas D. Erb 2008 

Richard E. Holbrook 2008 

Robert J. Morrill 2008 

Jeffrey M. Tapley 2008 

Michael J. Sullivan, ex officio 2008 



Elderly Taxation Aid Committee 

Georgia Colivas 2008 

Clara Doub 2008 

Michael J. Sullivan 2008 

Frank Perry 2008 

Roberta Lynch 2008 

Downtown Study Committee 

Robert Dugan 2008 

Brandi Erb 2008 

Eric O'Brien 2008 

Robert MacLeod 2008 

Nancy Kelly Lavin 2008 

Frank Perry, Associate 2008 

Ann Humphrey 2008 

Elyssa Vancura 2008 

Cable TV Contract Negotiating Committee 

Clara B. Doub 2008 

Jack McNicholas 2008 

Richard Boucher 2008 

Michael J. Sullivan 2008 

Feasibility Study Committee of a Town 
Owned/Operated Community Center Field 
House 



Appointed by the Treasurer/Collector 

Clara DeVasto 2008 

Meline Karapetian 2008 

Diane Adair 2008 

Appointed by the Chairman of the 
Selectmen, Chairman of the School 
Committee and the Town Moderator 

Vocational School Committee 
Representative 



Karl D. Lord June 30 
Appointed by the Fire Chief 


,2010 


Charles G. Seavey, Deputy 
Thomas Seeley, Captain 
Thomas M. LaPlante, Jr., Lt 
Richard M. Rogers, Lt 
David C. O'Toole, Lt 

Appointed by the Board of Health 


2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 


William R. Domey, P.E. 
Mark Oram 
Nancy Bennotti 


2010 
2010 
2008 



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Appointed by the Moderator 



Deputy Moderator 




Conrad J. Bletzer 


2008 


Warrant Committee 




Richard E. Gordet 


2008 


Joanne Bragg 


2008 


William Johnson, resigned 


2009 


David Fischer 


2009 


Robert Morrill 


2009 


Randy Rogers 


2009 


Mark Fisher 


2009 


Stephen Pelosi 


2009 


Mary Wilson 


2010 


James Shannon 


2010 


Permanent School Building and 




Planning Committee 




David Binder 


2008 


C. Richard McCullough 


2008 


Keith Mozer 


2008 


Timothy J. Bonfatti 


2008 


Susan C. Cotter 


2008 



Appointed by the Town Moderator, 
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, and 
Chairman of the Warrant Committee 



Personnel Board 




Christine Connelly 


2008 


Debra Shuman 


2008 


Rachel Brown, Associate 


2008 


Rev. Robert Wood, Associate 


2007 


Appointed by the Planning Board 




Long Range Planning Committee 




Robert F. Tormey, Jr. 


2008 


Peter J. Fellman 


2008 


Margaret H. Gryska 


2008 


Burgess P. Standley 


2008 


Keith R. Diggans 


2008 


Sign Advisory Board 




Alfred J. Bonoldi 


2008 


Jeffrey Hyman 


2008 


Thomas D. Erb 


2008 


Thomas J. Roy croft 


2008 



J. Matthew McCormick 2008 



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MEETING SCHEDULE 



Name 


Day 


Time 


Location 


Annual Town Election 


Last Monday in March 


6:00 AM to 8:00 PM 


Wheelock School 


Annual Town Meeting 


Last Monday in April 


7:30 PM 


High School 


Appeals Board 


Wednesday as needed 


7:30 PM 


Town House 


Board of Assessors 


3 rd Thursday 


7:30 AM 


Town House 


Board of Health 


1 st and 3 rd Wednesday 


6:30 PM 


Town House 


Cultural Council 


Biannually 


8:00 PM 


Town House 


Conservation 


1 st and 3 rd Thursday 


7:30 PM 


Town House 


Historical Commission 


3 rd Wednesday 


8:00 PM 


Town House 


Housing Authority 


2 nd Wednesday 


6:30 PM 


Tilden Village 


Library Trustees 


2 nd Tuesday 


7:30 PM 


Library 


MEMA 


1 st Tuesday 


7:00 PM 


Medfield State 


Park and Recreation 


2 nd and 4 th Tuesday 


7:30 PM 


Pfaff Center 


Planning Board 


Mondays 


8:00 PM 


Town House 


School Committee 


1 st and 3 rd Mon 


7:30 PM 


High School 




Monthly (July- August) 


7:30 PM 


High School 


Selectmen 


Tuesdays 


7:00 PM 


Town House 


Warrant Committee 


Tuesdays (Nov. -May) 


7:30PM 


Town House 


Water and Sewer 


1 st and 3 rd Thursday 


7:00 PM 


Town House 



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DEPARTMENT REPORTS 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING 

DECEMBER 31, 2007 



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BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



To the Residents of Medfield: 

The Board reorganized for the ensuing year in March. Mr. Paul B. Rhuda was elected 
Chairman and Mr. Osier L. Peterson was elected clerk. Ms. Ann B. Thompson, who 
was re-elected by the Townspeople, was the third member of the Board. 

Personnel Developments 

The Board of Selectmen welcomes Jean Vazza, who began in June as the Town's first 
Youth Substance Abuse Initiative Counselor. The Town of Medfield received grant 
funding for this position based on an application submitted by the Medfield Youth 
Outreach Office. 

Medfield State Hospital 

As reported last year the Board of Selectmen accepted the terms of an agreement with 
the Commonwealth for the redevelopment of the Medfield State Hospital. The plan 
includes 440 units of housing to include a mix of senior housing, condominiums, 
apartments and single family homes. The Town is still waiting for the legislature to 
act upon the legislation. If and when the legislation is passed the Town will be 
required to hold a Special Town Meeting to consider the rezoning of the property. The 
Planning Board has been working with a private consultant and the Commonwealth's 
Division of Capital Asset Management towards the development of an overlay zoning 
district that would allow for the reuse of the state hospital as laid out in the legislation. 
The overlay district is a zoning change and will require a two-thirds vote of the 
Special Town Meeting. 

While the Commonwealth and the Town await a decision from the legislature the 
Division of Capital Asset Management has signed an exclusive lease with Paramount 
Pictures for the filming of a new Martin Scorsese movie. The filming of the movie 
will take place in the spring on the grounds of the Medfield State Hospital. The Town 
once again looks forward to a visit from Hollywood. 

Montrose School 

The Board of Selectmen welcomed the Montrose School to Medfield earlier this year. 
The Montrose School, located on the former Bayer property, is an independent college 
preparatory school for girls in grades 6-12 that was previously located in Natick. The 
School is a welcome addition to the downtown and we look forward to working with 
them as partner in the downtown. 

Capital Projects 

The Board of Selectmen appointed a new committee this year entitled the Capital 
Building and Financing Committee. The Committee is charged with prioritizing the 
proposals for new and/or renovated public buildings including the town garage, park 



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and recreation complex, and a public safety building. The Board of Selectmen thanks 
the members of the committee for their willingness to undertake this study. 

The construction continues on the new Adult Community Center building located on 
Icehouse Road. It is nearing completion at this time and it is anticipated that the 
building, which will be referred to as The Center at Medfield, will open in early 2008. 
The Board of Selectmen looks forward to the opening of this new 8,000 square foot 
facility. 

The Kingsbury Club sports complex also located on Icehouse Road was able to break 
ground this year once their financing was complete. The Medfield Economic 
Development Committee has been working closely for several years with the owners 
of the Kingsbury Club. The club is leasing the land on Icehouse Road from the Town 
for ninety nine years. 

After completion of the reconstruction of Icehouse Road by the Department of Public 
Works in 2006 the project expanded onto West Mill Street as the elevations of these 
two roads now needed to be realigned. A portion of West Mill Street required a full 
reconstruction while the remainder of the road could be completed by just sub-grading 
the road. Installation of new drainage, cape cod berm and granite curbing was also 
included in this project. 

The Board of Selectmen encourages all residents of the Town to participate in town 
government by volunteering, attending meetings, and most importantly to vote at town 
elections and attend the Annual Town Meeting. It is you the residents of Medfield that 
are the legislative body of our local government. 

The Board of Selectmen would like to acknowledge that it is the generous 
contributions by town employees, committee members and countless volunteers who 
assist the Board of Selectmen and the Town in maintaining our small town feel. It is 
this strong sense of community in our town that continues to assure that Medfield will 
be a desirable place to live now and in the future. 



Respectfully Submitted, 

Paul B. Rhuda, Chairman 
Osier L. Peterson, Clerk 
Ann B. Thompson 



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PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

I hereby submit my 26 th Annual Report for the Public Works Department. 

STREET DEPARTMENT 

Sidewalk maintenance : The Highway Department has continued the sidewalk 
maintenance program on existing sidewalks. The program includes overlaying with 
hot top those sidewalks that are showing stress and wear. Sidewalk overlay total for 
2007 was 10,942 linear feet of Bituminous. 

This year we also used an overlay on roads such as Pine Grove Road, Laurel Drive, 
Arnold Drive, Bartlett Avenue and Kingsbury Drive for a total of 8,506 feet. We were 
able to repair and overlay Kamark Drive and a part of Main Street for an additional 
2,436 feet. 

Drainage work for 2007 consisted of removal and reconstruction of catch basins on 
Grace Drive, Bridge Street, Pine Grove Road, Wight Street and Essex Road. 
On Kingsbury Drive 300 feet of drainage pipe had to be removed and replaced with 
12" plastic pipe due to a break in the existing pipe. The outfall of the Arnold Drive 
drainage system at Claypit Road needed repair that we were able to complete with 
Highway personnel. 

Crack fill: The department has good success with crack filling roads that are starting 
to show wear. This year the roads that we were able to crack fill were Garry Drive, 
Jefferson Way, Oriole Road, Hummingbird Lane, Liberty Road, Plantation Road, 
Pond View Avenue and Stuart Street. 

Chip Seal : The department was able to chip seal the following roads: Carol Ann 
Drive, Cypress Street, Emerson Road, Flint Locke Lane, Lantern Lane, Tamarack 
road, Pine Street and Kenney Road for a total of four miles. 

Snow : Total snowfall for the year was 44 inches. The Public Works Department had 
a total of 74 call outs. 

State Aid Projects 

Pound Street Sidewalk. Taking into consideration the seniors at Tilden Village and 
the daily pedestrian and car traffic on this busy road, the sidewalk reconstruction job 
on Pound Street is expected to be completed in two (2) stages. This year we have 
planed and reshaped the road surface. As the existing sidewalk needed repair, a 
concrete sidewalk and a two-foot brick strip were constructed to replace the grass and 
reduce maintenance. 



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At this stage of the job we were able to install 630 feet of cape cod berm and 910 feet 
of cement sidewalk with brick space and granite curb. The sidewalk was built in 
compliance with the American Disability Act to accommodate wheelchair 
accessibility. 

West Mill Street : The Ice House Road project expanded into West Mill Street as the 
elevations of the two roads needed to be re-aligned. At West Mill Street about 600 
feet was structurally in need of full depth reconstruction due to the fact that the sub- 
base was not suitable. West Mill Street had to be sub-graded down 24" removing all 
the unsuitable soils. After the road was sub-graded, good gravel was hauled in and 
spread in six-inch lifts and compacted with a vibratory roller to reach an acceptable 
compaction. The next step of the reconstruction was to fine grade and pave with two 
inches of state dense binder hot top. 

The job also involved the installation of two (2) deep sump catch basins with 
eliminators to skim any debris that may become captured tin the basin. The project 
also involved 450 feet of cape cod berm and 716 feet of vertical granite curb. 

Schools: The department was able to assist the School Department with the new track 
surface. The jobs included hot top and shaping the old track before it was treated with 
the new rubber surface. The track also had a water drainage problem that we were 
able to resolve. 

TRANSFER STATION 

The Medfield Highway Department trucked 3,371 tons of rubbish to the Millbury 
incinerator. 

Approximately 49.79 ton of CRTs were collected at the special Collection Days that 
were held in April and October. The Town held a combined Household Hazardous 
Waste Day with the Town of Dover. Approximately 200 cars dropped off 
miscellaneous household waste. 

The Mercury Collection Program is ongoing at the Public Works Department at Town 
Hall. Residents are encouraged to drop off items containing mercury, e.g. 
thermometers, thermostats and florescent bulbs. 

Recycling: Glass 142 tons 

Cans 20.08 tons 

Plastic 27.31 tons 

Light metals 237 tons 

Newsprint/cardboard 1188.84 tons 

Grass/leaves/brush 1022.5 tons 

Curb side 7 ton 

Revenue received from deposit of cans and bottles: $1,365.50 



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This year the Transfer Station Department/Solid Waste Committee instituted a 
Residential Sticker Program. The program seems to be a success reducing tonnage by 
10% from 2006 to 2007. 

CEMETERY DEPARTMENT 

The Cemetery Department continued its weekly maintenance of the grounds including 

mowing the grass, tree pruning, loaming and seeding low spots, composting and slice 

seeding distressed areas as well as the spring and fall cleanup of leaves. Section 3 was 

opened in 2007 for the sale of lots. 

Restoration of the staircase and railings near Vine Lake as well as many stones in the 

oldest section of the cemetery was completed with the help of a state grant. 

New trees were planted along the roadways to replace old ones that were removed. 

There were 54 interments including 23 cremation burials. 68 burial plots were sold 
during 2007. 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

The Medfield Water Department installed 1 6 new services, replaced five hydrants and 
repaired two service leaks. There were 16 water main breaks. 

The ongoing meter replacement program and conversion to radio read meters 
continued in 2007 with 73 1 new meters installed. The new radio reads will increase 
the efficiency of billing. Call the office to set up an appointment for meter 
replacement at 508 359-8505 x601. 

The Medfield Water Department along with surrounding towns has formally protested 
the new Water Management Act imposed by the state. The new restrictions if enacted 
will restrict use of water and raise water rates. 

The Town of Medfield pumped 485.2 million gallons of water in 2007. 

Flushing Program : The Water Department continues to flush the water system twice a 
year in an effort to ensure quality water. 

SEWER DEPARTMENT 

In 2007 the Wastewater Treatment Plant treated 378,818,850 gallons of sewerage from 
home and various businesses in town. The State Hospital discharged 3,885,200 
gallons and the combined effluent was discharged to the Charles River with a better 
than 98% removal of impurities. 252.38 dry tons of sludge was shipped to 
Woonsocket, Rhode Island for incineration. 

During the year there were 28 call outs. In June the Department of Environmental 
Protection did an inspection of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and found everything 
to be in order. New return pumps were installed in July and in August the State 
Hospital disconnected the sewer system from the Wastewater Treatment Plant. 



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In conclusion, I wish to express appreciation to Administrative Assistants Claire 
O'Neil of the Highway Department and Mary Luciano of the Water and Sewer 
Department. Appreciation is also given to Robert Kennedy Sr. and Robert Kennedy 
Jr., Street Department Foremen, Edward Hinkley, Water and Sewer Foreman and 
Peter Iafolla Chief Operator of the Wastewater Treatment Plant as well as all the men 
of the various departments who are to be commended for their continuous excellent 
public service. 

Respectfully submitted, 



Kenneth P. Feeney 
Superintendent of Public Works 



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BOARD OF WATER AND SEWERAGE 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Town continued to respond to the water conservation signs keeping the consumption 
within the goals of the program. The Town has ample water pumping capacity with wells 
1, 2, 3 and 6 available. 

In December 2004 the State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a draft 
copy of restrictions to the State Pumping Permit that needs to be renewed every five years. 
If fully implemented it would limit withdrawal of water to 65 gallons per person per 
household. Particularly, the pumping levels were severely reduced for Well 6 our most 
important well. It has by far the largest capacity and excellent water quality. These new 
restrictions would severely impact quality of life and cost of living in our town. 

Several reports and comments by consulting Hydrologists and the New England Water 
Works Association question the scientific justification of these restrictions. They disagree 
with a wholesale withdrawal limit to solve the alleged stream flow reduction. 

A final version of the DEP pumping permits was issued in January 2008. It follows the 
original restrictions outlined above. Together with our neighboring communities that also 
draw water from the Charles River aquifer we will implement individual lawsuits 
challenging the new pumping regulations thus preventing the new regulation in its present 
form taking effect until the lawsuits are decided. This could draw out for several years. 

The yearly update to the Storm Water Management Plan has been submitted, as required. 

Repair of the old sewer pipes continues on a yearly basis to further reduce the 
inflow/infiltration of storm water into the sewer system. Due to the recent installation of 
new sewer limes the subsurface is settling. This affected a number of adjacent cast iron 
water lines that developed leaks and needed to be repaired. 

As probably the last sewer line installation, Hatters Hill Road has been completed and 
betterments were issued to abuttants. 

Respectfully submitted, 



Marc Tishler, Chairman 
Jeremy Marsette 
Gary A. Lehmann 



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PLANNING BOARD 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

In 2007, the Planning Board approved the Woodcliff Hills Definitive Subdivision 
Plan of Quarry Road Extension creating ten buildable lots. 

The Board approved one Site Plan for the Kingsbury Club on Ice House Road in 
the Town owned "30 Acre Subdivision." 

" Approval-not-required" plans are those plans necessary to create new lots along 
existing ways, or change lot lines on existing lots, but the plans do not rise to the 
level of a full subdivision approval process. In 2007, the Board endorsed seven 
such plans, creating three new lots and redefining four lot lines. 

In Town Meeting action, the Town voted to amend the Zoning Map to change the 
zoning district from "Business" to "Business - Industrial" for a parcel of land 
located at the southerly end of Park Street. 



SIGN ADVISORY BOARD 

Under Section 13 of the Town of Medfield Zoning Bylaw the Sign Advisory Board 
reviews sign applications for their compliance with the Bylaw . The Advisory 
Board also assists applicants in understanding the Sign Bylaw and works with them 
to obtain results in keeping with the character of the Town. In addition Sign 
Advisory Board members make recommendations to the Planning Board for 
changes in the Bylaw . The Board is comprised of both local business people and 
residents. The Planning Board would like to thank the Sign Advisory Board for all 
its diligent work. 



OTHER BUSINESS 

Earth Tech, Inc. continued to provide the engineering services for subdivision 
review and street construction inspections. 

The Planning Board acknowledges with thanks the cooperation and assistance of 
the Town Boards and Departments with special thanks to: Superintendent of Public 
Works Kenneth P. Feeney, Tree Warden Edward Hinkley, and Town Counsel Mark 
G. Cerel. 



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Planning Board meetings are generally held on Monday evenings at 8:00 P.M. at 
the Town House. These meetings are open to the public. Appointments with the 
Board must be made by the Thursday noon prior to the meeting. Requests for 
information or appointments should be directed to the Planning Board 
Administrator, Norma Cronin, at the Town House, 508-359-8505, ext. 645. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Elissa G. Franco, Chairman 
George N. Lester, Vice-Chairman 
Stephen J. Browne, Secretary 
Keith Diggans, Member 
Wright C. Dickinson, Member 



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BOARD OF APPEALS ON ZONING 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

During 2007 the Board of Appeals acted on twenty- five applications as follows: 

GRANTED: Four Special Permits for food establishments and associated parking 

Two Special Permits to allow the expansion of existing automotive services 

Four Findings that proposed additions will not intensify the existing 

nonconformity or, in the alternative, will not be detrimental to the neighborhood 

One Special Permit to allow a family apartment 

Four Special Permits for recreational facilities 

One Variance for lot width 

One extension of a decision to allow a cafe/coffee shop 

One special permit to allow a service station upgrade with convenience store 

One Special Permit for parking in the Downtown Parking District 

Two Special Permits for home occupations 

One Special Permit to allow a nurse practitioner's office in CVS 

One amendment to a decision for a veterinary clinic 



The Board also upheld the decision of the Building Inspector that basements are to 
be included when calculating the Floor Area defined in Section 2.1.22 of the 
Zoning Bylaw . 

The Board would like to take this opportunity to thank Burgess P. Standley, who 
retired from the Board this year, for his thirty years of service from 1977 to 2007. 
Mr. Standley' s expertise and dedication have been invaluable to the Board. 

The Board would also like to express its sincere thanks for all the support and 
consideration it has received this past year from the Town Boards and the residents 
of the Town of Medfield. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Robert F. Sylvia, Chairman 
Stephen M. Nolan, Member 
Russell J. Hallisey, Member 
Charles H. Peck, Associate 
Thomas M. Reis, Associate 
Douglas C. Boyer, Associate 
Burgess P. Standley, retired 



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BOARD OF ASSESSORS 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue in December, 2007 approved the values 
set out in the Assessors' annual interim assessment report, resulting in a municipal tax 
rate of $12. 80/$ 1,000 for fiscal year 2008. The town tax levy commitment, which is 
primarily the result of monies appropriated at Town Meeting, was $30,094,761, 
amounting to a $388,687, or 1.31% increase over last year's commitment of 
$29,706,074. Tax bills were timely mailed in December, 2007 for third quarter tax 
payments. Due to the soft real estate market, assessed values of single-family homes 
in Medfield decreased in value an average of 3.53% between January, 2006 and 
January, 2007. Overall total valuations for the town in fiscal year 2008 decreased to 
$2,351,153,190 from $2,421,032,930 in fiscal year 2007. The near $70 million in lost 
valuation of existing properties was partially offset by approximately $20 million in 
new growth. 

The 2007 Annual Town Meeting unanimously adopted the Assessors' 
recommendations to increase the dollar amount of real estate tax exemption available 
under law to qualifying senior citizens, to ease the qualifying requirements for seniors' 
deferral of payment of taxes, and to allow for an additional tax exemption for 
qualifying seniors and veterans. As has been the case for decades, the Board of 
Selectmen adopted the Assessors' recommendation not to split the municipal tax rate; 
a so-called "split rate" would require that a proportionately larger share of the town's 
tax levy be paid by owners of commercial and industrial property. Since more than 
95% of Medfield' s real estate is residential, and less than 4% is commercial or 
industrial, the benefit of a split rate would result in minimal benefit to the homeowner 
as compared with a very substantial property tax increase to the business property 
owner. 

The Board wishes to thank Deputy Assessor Stan Bergeron for all of his hard work 
toward improving the breadth and quality of data entered into our Patriot software 
property assessment system, and also thanks Stan and his staff Donna O'Neil and 
Kathy Mills for pulling together the facts, figures, and documentation enabling the 
Assessing Department to fulfill its role as part of Medfield' s financial team. They 
together truly make it a pleasure to be a member of the Board of Assessors of 
Medfield. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. Edward Beard, Chairman 
Bruce J. Beardsley, Clerk 
Francis J. Perry, III, Third Member 



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POLICE DEPARTMENT 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

I hereby submit my annual report as Chief of the Medfield Police Department for the 
year ending December 31, 2007. 

There were three personnel changes during the past year. Officers Al Manganello and 
Rich Kelleher transferred to the Walpole Police Department after serving with the 
Medfield Police Department for three years and two years respectively. We wish them 
well and still work with them in mutual aid situations. 

Officer Wayne Sallele joined the Police Department in June. His previous full-time 
service was with the Boston Municipal Police; however, he also worked in Medfield 
on a part-time basis. Officer Sallale brings a unique combination of having worked in 
the inner-city as well as his service in Medfield. He has already made valuable 
contributions to the Department as a First Responder, CPR and AED instructor. 

In August a new vehicle was purchased for the Animal Control Officer. Previously, 
the ACO was assigned one of the older police cruisers. The new vehicle is a compact 
pick up truck with an enclosed bed that allows for more appropriate and safe transport 
of injured and deceased animals. 

Early fall saw the arrival of new duty pistols for the entire Department. These replaced 
pistols which were in excess of 15 years old. Extensive training with the new pistols 
was completed under the instruction of Officer Steve Grover. While it is the fervent 
desire of all to never have to utilize these skills, there is universal agreement that both 
the training received and pistols chosen are exceptional. 

There were two significant developments in the area of communications in October. 
First, the Statewide Emergency Telecommunications Board (SETB) completed a total 
changeover of our E91 1 system. The new system has many upgraded features and will 
allow us to determine the approximate location of cellular telephone callers in 
emergency situations. The Department also received a grant of $5,000.00 to train 
personnel to operate the enhanced system. It should be noted that funding for the 
Statewide E911 system is derived from a surcharge on regular and cellular telephone 
lines. 

Second, the Town entered into an agreement with SwiftReach Networks for a 
notification system. This will allow Town agencies to contact residents and businesses 
by telephone with timely and pertinent information in times of emergencies or 
significant events. Some of the monies for this endeavor were obtained from a 
Community Policing Grant. 



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I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Medfield Police 
Department for their diligent attention to the variety of duties that they are requested 
to perform on a daily basis. Also, my thanks to the various Town Departments for the 
outstanding assistance and cooperation received over the past year. 



Respectfully Submitted, 
Chief Robert E. Meaney 



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This is a summary of the 2007 calls that the Police Department handled: 

Aggravated Assault 

Annoying Calls 105 

Arrests 70 

Arson 2 

Assists 419 

Bad Checks 2 

Breaking and Entering 16 

Burglar Alarms 428 

Credit card Fraud 3 

Disorderly Person 3 

Disturbances 65 

Drug Violations 1 1 

Drunkenness 2 

Fire Alarms 1 74 

Forcible Fondling 

Forgery 3 

Homicides 

Intimidation 1 

Juvenile Offenses 

Larceny 42 

Liquor Law violations 1 1 

Malicious Destructions 49 

Manslaughter 

Medical Assists 37 

Miscellaneous Complaints 593 

Mischief 86 

Missing persons 1 

Missing persons found 1 

Motor Vehicle crashes 1 68 

Motor Vehicle citations 5 1 8 

Motor vehicle thefts 3 

Operating Under Influence 16 

Parking Tickets 54 

Protective Custody 1 1 

Restraining Orders 19 

Robbery 

Runaways 

Shoplifting 

Simple Assault 14 

Swindle 1 

Threats 1 1 

Trespass 2 

Vandalism 83 

Weapon Violation 1 

Wire Fraud 1 

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MEDFIELD EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

I hereby submit the annual report for the Medfield Emergency Management Agency 
for the year ending December 31, 2007. 

The Medfield Emergency Management Agency provides coordination between the 
Selectmen, Town Departments, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency 
and the Federal Emergency Management. 

The Medfield Emergency Management Agency is divided into two sections. One 
section, the Management Group contains amateur radio operators, a transport section 
and shelter management people. The second section contains the auxiliary police 
officers. Both groups are under the control of the Emergency Management Agency 
Director who reports to the Chief of Police on auxiliary police matters and the Town 
Administrator on emergency management issues. 

The management group maintains backup communications systems, provides 
transportation to and runs shelter operations in case of emergencies where people need 
temporary shelter due to power outages or other such storm damage. The auxiliary 
police unit provides additional manpower to the police department during emergencies 
and large events such as parades and other public gatherings. As in past years both 
groups combined to donate over 1,000 man-hours of community service to the Town. 

I would like to thank the men and women of the department for their continued 
support and contributions throughout the year. Also I wish to thank the Board of 
Selectmen, Michael Sullivan, his staff and the Medfield Police Department for their 
assistance and support. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Ray M. Burton Jr. 
Director 



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ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

This report reflects my duties as Animal Control Officer and Animal Inspector from 
January 1 through December 31, 2007. 

Total animal control calls 1,238 

Total animal control incidents 581 

(Incidents include searching for dogs running loose and helping people 
with animal related problems not listed below) 

Calls for dogs running loose/some returned to their owners 136 

Number of citations issued 52 

Barking dogs complaints 14 

Total calls related to bats in homes or human and pet exposures 19 

Total calls for squirrels in resident's homes 22 

Total number of dead birds picked up by Animal Control due to 
West Nile 24 

Animals hit by cars: 

Cats 13 

Dogs 5 

Deer 26 

Other (raccoons, skunks, rabbits, squirrels, woodchucks) 95 

Total number of animals hit by cars 139 

Sick or injured wildlife that had to be euthanized 

Raccoons 5 

Deer 4 

Skunk 3 

Other (bats, opossums, birds, etc) 8 

Total number of wildlife that had to be euthanized 20 



Medfield Strays Total Adoptions 

Number of cats adopted 21 72 

Number of kittens adopted 19 108 

Number of dogs adopted 4 71 

Number of rabbits adopted 2 8 

Number of guinea pigs adopted 1 1 



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327 cats were spayed or neutered at the animal shelter's monthly STOP clinics. 

There were eight dog bites and two cat bites, each requiring a minimum 10-day 
quarantine. 

All barns and livestock have been inspected and pass the requirements of the Town of 
Medfield and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. All of the animals and barns are in 
the best of condition. 

The following animals were counted in Medfield in 2007: 

Beef cows 4 

Donkeys 6 

Llamas 4 

Goats 7 

Horses 124 

Poultry 64 

Sheep 31 

I appreciate the continuing support and cooperation of the Town of Medfield, the 
Medfield Police Department, Heritage Hill Veterinary Clinic, Main Street Veterinary 
Hospital, Medfield Veterinary Clinic and Norfolk County Veterinary Clinic. Thank you 
to my current Assistant Animal Control Officers, Danielle Landry and Lori Sallee for 
their dedication on the weekends. I applaud and appreciate the vision of the Medfield 
voters in deciding to approve the new Animal Control truck, a vehicle that provides a 
safer, more sanitary environment for transporting animals and also for animal control 
personnel. I also want to thank the Medfield residents for their ongoing donations and 
support of the stray animals at the Medfield Animal Shelter. Without all of you, we 
could not have saved the cats, kittens, dogs and small animals that were adopted this year 
from the animal shelter. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Jennifer Shaw Gates 
Animal Control Officer 
Animal Inspector 



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MEDFIELD 
FIRE - RESCUE 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

I hereby submit my Annual Report as Chief of the Fire Department for the year ending 
December 31, 2007. 

Department personnel responded to 1058 calls for service in 2007, of those 510 were 
for Emergency Medical Services 

This year FF/EMT Thomas Cronin successfully completed the 12 week Massachusetts 
Firefighting Academy Recruit Training Program. Firefighters Robert Bond and John 
Kraus successfully completed the one hundred and eighty hour Call/Volunteer 
Firefighter Training Program. I am proud to report that FF Kraus was the recipient of 
the Martin H. McNamara Award given to the outstanding student of the class. 

In January we placed into service twenty-four new Self-Contained Breathing 
Apparatus and two Rapid Intervention Paks. This equipment replaced our twenty year 
old units and was made possible by a $120,000 Federal Assistance to Firefighters 
Grant program. This year I have written a $150,000 grant request to procure a mobile 
Multi-Trainer Unit. This is a trailer mounted training unit that will allow us to do 
"live" burn, SCBA, confined space and ventilation training. With its mobile capability, 
it will have the ability to be used by other communities as a regional training unit. 

In March we took delivery of our new Engine 1. This Pierce 1500 GPM Pumper is a 
state of the art piece of equipment and will serve the community for many years to 
come. It replaced a 1977 Mack which served the community for the past 30 years. As 
part of the delivery, instructors from Pierce Mfg. conducted training for all members 
of the department. It is interesting to compare previous apparatus that has been 
designated as Engine 1. We have come a long way since the use of the 1874 
Hunneman hand pumper and the 1929 Seagrave. Both of these Engine 1 antiques 
remain in the possession of the Firefighter's Relief Assoc, for preservation. 

This upcoming year, as part of our capital improvement plan, I will be looking to 
replace our Ambulance and equip the Command Vehicle and front line apparatus with 
mobile data terminals. Police Chief Meaney & I have been meeting with the 
Municipal Building Committee to develop a plan to replace our almost 50 year old 
tired & obsolete Public Safety Facility. We will be seeking funds to do a space needs 
assessment that will enable us to develop a plan to build facility that will serve the 
community for the next 50 years. 



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Last year our hospital based Paramedic intercept services ceased operation. We 
currently use American Medical Response when available but it seems that we are 
relying more on neighboring towns to help us out. Although they are willing to help, it 
deprives their community of their own Advanced Life Support (ALS) services. I have 
had discussions with neighboring Fire Departments with the intent of developing a 
plan to elevate our ambulance service to the ALS level. This will take additional 
fulltime personnel trained to the Paramedic level. By adding four additional 
Paramedics to the current staff, we could seek a Paramedic/Basic waiver that would 
allow us to operate at the ALS level with one medic instead of the required two. As 
part of the plan we would need to show that we would be committed to reach the two 
medic requirement as soon as feasible through either training of existing staff or 
additional hiring. This coming year I will be looking to add some On-Call members to 
replace positions vacated by members that have moved out of town. It is becoming 
increasing difficult to attract people that are willing and able to make the commitment 
that it takes to be an On-Call Firefighter. 

Fire Inspections, drills and plan reviews have been conducted throughout the year. We 
will be monitoring the progress of the construction at the Kingsbury Club as well as 
the numerous renovation/additions being done to residential structures throughout the 
community. As a reminder to all residents, state laws require that all residential 
structures be equipped with smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. If you 
have any questions regarding the installation of these devices, contact the fire station. 

I wish to thank all the members of the department for their continued dedication and 
commitment to making our community a safer place to live. 



Respectfully submitted, 

William A. Kingsbury 
Fire Chief 



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SERVICES RENDERED FOR THE YEAR ENDING 
DECEMBER 31, 2007 



AMBULANCE 

Total Calls 510 



Transports To: Metrowest Natick 


142 


Caritas Norwood 


182 


Metrowest Framingham 


14 


Newton Wellesley 


21 


Deaconess Glover 


40 


Mass General 


1 


Brigham and Women's 


2 


Children's Hospital 


1 


Other: BMC 


2 


Beth Israel 


2 


Milford Hospital 


3 







Advanced Life Support 

Departmental ALS: 



129 



ALS Intercepts: 122 



Other Services Medflight 4 Details 2 Cancelled/Refusals 107 

Mutual Aid 80 Rendered 33 Received 47 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 

Alarms 

Box 
Still 



142 
406 



Services 

Ambulance Assist 1 60 

Appliances 8 

Brush and Grass 1 1 

Burners Oil 4 

Gas 3 

Carbon Monoxide Alarms 41 

Details 3 

Dumpsters 2 



Haz-mat 


38 


Investigations 


126 


Motor Vehicles 


4 


Motor Vehicle Accidents 


65 


Mutual Aid Rendered 


7 


Received 


4 


Police Assist 


29 



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Services (continued) 








Electrical 


14 






Fuel Spills 


15 


Station Coverage 


2 


Gas Leaks/Investigations 


21 


Structures 


8 


Med-Flight 


3 


Storm Related 


12 


Fireworks 





Searches 


2 


Public Assistance 




Permits Issued 




Lock Outs 


24 


Blasting 


6 


Pumping Cellars 


16 


Bonfire 


6 


Water Problems 


12 


Burning 


356 


Other 


106 


Fuel Storage 


60 






Sprinkler Inst/Alt 


10 


Inspections 




Propane Storage 


26 


Blasting 


12 


U/Tank Removal 





Fire Prevention 


25 


Fire Alarm Inst. 


10 


Fuel Storage 


63 


Sprinkler Inst./Alt 


10 


New Residential 


13 


Tank Truck 


16 


Smoke Detectors New 


13 


Welding 


3 


Resale 


151 


Temp Heat 


4 


Oil Burners 


59 






Wood Stoves 


8 






UST/AST Tank Removal 


*7 
/ 







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INSPECTION DEPARTMENT 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The following is our annual report for the year ending December 31, 2007: 



Department 


Permits 


Inspections 


Income 


Expenses 




2006 2007 


2006 2007 


2006 2007 


2006 2007 


Building 


458 401 


2,506 1,960 


$291,960 $280,307 


$71,776 $51,586 1 


Plumbing/Gas 


322 395 


353 379 


$14,435 $15,780 


$9,104 $8,279 


Wiring 


401 379 


918 553 


$31,805 $36,000 


$19,220 $15,387 \ 



Total revenue from the issuance of permits and fees for inspections for the calendar year 2007 
were $332,087 as compared to $296,435 in 2006. Expenses for 2007 were $75,253, as 
compared $100,101 in 2006 

BUILDING INSPECTION 

A breakdown of building permits issued is listed below: 

New single family dwellings 16 

Multi family (Condo's) 

Complete partially finished single dwellings 

Additions to private dwellings 45 

Renovations to private dwellings 155 

Additions & renovations to business/industrial buildings 1 1 

New industrial/business buildings 2 

Family apartments 

Two Family apartments 

Shingling roof & installation of sidewalls 80 

Private swimming pools 13 

Accessory buildings 9 

Residential garages 4 

Demolition's 9 

Tents (temporary) & construction trailers 7 

Signs 15 

Stoves (solid fuel burning/chimneys) 1 1 

New windows 41 

Total 417 

Occupancy certificates were issued for two new residences in 2007, as compared to four 
in 2006. 

Inspections for certification of business, schools, multi-family dwellings, nursing homes 
and pre-schools amounted to twenty-three inspections for 2007. 



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Estimated construction costs on permits issued: 



2006 2007 



New dwellings $ 1 1 ,037,930 $7,206,000 

Renovations and additions, pools, shingling, 12,869,050 9,247,235 

sidewalls, etc. on residential 

New construction business and industry 2,300,000 1,464,000 

Renovations and additions business and industry 486,380 461,450 

Multi-family dwellings 

Two family dwellings 

Family apartments 

Whether you are planning to add a pool, a deck, re-shingle, apply siding or install 
replacement windows, most changes to your home require a building permit. These 
comprehensive building laws may seem cumbersome, but they are meant to benefit us 
all by monitoring the building and development activities in our community. Please, 
also remember that the placement of any type of structure, as simple as a tool shed 
(accessory building) on your property must adhere to the rules and regulations of the 
Medfield Zoning Bylaws, and in most cases a building permit is required. Before you 
proceed with any changes to your home or property, please call the Inspection 
Department at the Town Hall (359-8505, ext. 603) and we will help you get started in 
the process of applying for a permit. 

Enforcement of the State Building Code (780 CMR - 6th Edition) continues to be the 
responsibility of the local building inspectors. Legislation effective 7/1/92 requiring 
contractors to be registered with the Commonwealth became the responsibility of the 
Inspection Department staff to institute procedural changes for compliance. The office 
of the Inspection Department also keeps an accurate registration of builders holding 
State Construction Supervisor's licenses in order to assure compliance with Section 
109.1.1 of the State Building Code. The building inspectors continue the enforcement 
to the code by making inspections of schools, churches and rest homes as well as other 
places of assembly on a periodic basis. 

The Inspectors of Buildings also serve the town in the capacity of Enforcing Officers for 
Zoning and as such, made sixty-three inspections to investigate complaints and inquiries 
brought to their attention by residents as well as other town boards and departments. 

The assistance of Fire Chief Kingsbury during inspections was greatly appreciated. The 
Fire Chief and the Inspectors continue to inspect smoke detectors in new construction 
and in additions and renovations as well as inspecting the installation of solid fuel 
burning appliances. Residents are reminded of the importance of having their wood 
stove installations inspected and certified in accordance with requirements of the 
Massachusetts State Building Code. 



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Thank you to Pat Iafolla- Walsh, Administrative Assistant and John Mahoney, Assistant 
Building Inspector. A special thanks again this year to Margaret Warren for her 
continued help in this office. 

PLUMBING AND GAS INSPECTION 

The purpose of the position of the Plumbing and Gas Inspector is to administer, 
investigate and enforce the Uniform State Plumbing Code and State Fuel Gas Code. 
Homeowners cannot be issued plumbing or gas permits. Permits can only be issued to a 
licensed Journeyman or a Master Plumber. Plumbing or gas cannot be installed, altered, 
removed, replaced, or repaired until the Inspector of Plumbing or Gas has issued a 
permit. The Inspection Department will be glad to help you make the determination 
concerning the need for plumbing and gas permits. When a citizen of the town requests 
the plumber or gas fitter to apply for a permit, he is getting the assurance that the 
installation will not only be installed correctly and safely, but also that the work will be 
installed by a professional and not exploited by non professionals. It is definitely in the 
homeowner's interest to insist on inspections by qualified town inspectors 
knowledgeable in their trade. It is money well spent. 

The Plumbing Code is constantly being changed and upgraded to try to give the 
consumer and the plumber a direction that will assure a safe installation. Of great 
concern lately is the installation of backflow prevention devices, where necessary, to 
insure the continuance of the good clean potable water of which we are very proud in 
Medfield. 

The assistance of John Fratolillo was greatly appreciated again this year. 

WIRING INSPECTION 

The Wiring Inspector continues to enforce the Massachusetts Electric Code as well as 
the National Electric Code in his inspections of wiring installations for which permits 
are issued. Residents are reminded that the permitting process is in effect to assure safe 
and correct installations. 

Thank you this year to Peter Diamond, Joseph Wallace, Joseph Erskine, and William 
McCarthy, Assistant Electrical Inspectors. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Walter Tortorici, Inspector of Buildings 
James Leonard, Inspector of Wires 
John A. Rose Jr., Plumbing Inspector 
Peter Navis, Gas Inspector 



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SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The following is the Annual Report for the Sealer of Weights and Measures for the 
calendar year ending December 31, 2007. 

Measuring devices tested and sealed as required by Massachusetts law: 

Weighing scales and balances 44 

Weights 23 

Liquid measuring meters (in gasoline pumps) 65 

Linear measures (yardsticks and tape measures) 4 

Other inspections and tests (packaged grocery items, etc.) for 60 

weight and marking. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Michael J. Clancy 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 



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CONSERVATION COMMISSION 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Conservation Commission administers the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, 
M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40, the Department of Environmental Protection's 
Stormwater Management Policy and the Medfield Wetlands Bylaw, Article EX. These laws 
protect the wetlands and waterways of Medfield. The functions of these laws are to 
safeguard public surface and groundwater supplies and to prevent damage from flooding by 
preserving the following resource areas: floodplains, swamps and bogs, streams, ponds and 
other water bodies, and certain types of land adjoining them. Under the Medfield Wetlands 
Bylaw, vernal pools and a 50-foot no-disturb buffer area are protected resource areas. 
Anyone proposing to alter a resource area or land subject to flooding, or to perform work 
within 1 00 feet of a wetlands or bank, or within 200 feet of a river or perennial stream must 
file for a permit with the Conservation Commission. Anyone wishing to work within these 
protected areas must satisfy the Commission that the proposed work would not significantly 
harm the resources. 

The Town benefits from the wetlands protection laws and their associated regulations as 
they protect Medfield' s wetlands from pollution, nutrient overloading and encroachment 
and provide guidance and consistency to applicants with regards to the Commission's rules 
and regulations for various construction projects. The Commission's preeminent concern is 
to ensure that the eight interests of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the 
Medfield Wetlands Bylaw are upheld. The eight important public interests or values are: 
protection of public and private water supply, protection of groundwater supply, flood 
control, storm damage prevention, prevention of pollution, protection of land containing 
shellfish, protection of fisheries and protection of wildlife habitat, as they relate to the 
Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the Medfield Wetlands Bylaw. 

In 2007, the Commission held 20 public meetings for the purpose of: 1 1 Requests for 
Determinations of Applicability, 12 Notices of Intent, 1 Abbreviated Notice of Resource 
Area Delineations and 7 violations. 

In addition to the regulatory responsibilities of wetlands protection, the Commission is 
charged by the Conservation Commission Act to actively protect the watershed resources 
of the town and to promote and develop natural resources of the town. The Commission 
actively pursues the acquisition of land for conservation and passive recreation use. The 
Commission provides support to the Open Space Committee in its efforts to identify and 
acquire parcels of open land for the Town, and coordinates with the Planning Board in its 
consideration of subdivisions with significant wetlands implications. 

During 2007 the Conservation Commission continued its pond management programs for 
Meetinghouse, Cemetery, and Danielson Ponds. Study reports were initiated for Flynn's 



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and Kingsbury Ponds. Aquatic Control Technology Inc. conducted the evaluations. 

As an on-going process, Aquatic Control Technology, pond management consultant for 
Meetinghouse, Cemetery, and Danielson Ponds, continued to provide the recommendations 
necessary to help keep these ponds as open waters. Chemicals were used on specific plant 
growth where it was appropriate. Hand-pulling techniques were also used to control 
invasive vegetation, non-native watermilfoil, at Cemetery Pond. 

The Commission reviewed and guided three Eagle Scout projects during 2007. Steve 
Mancuso did erosion control work at the Route 27 canoe landing. Christopher Carpino 
established a walking trail on land behind the Blake Middle School and Medfield High 
School. Coleman Tishler cleared overgrown trails and installed water bars to prevent 
erosion on Conservation land off Noonhill Road. 

An educational forum on Low Impact Development was provided by the Commission and 
co-sponsored by the Department of Public Works.. The Planning Board, Health department 
and Board of Selectmen were represented at the presentation along with the general public. 
The overall purpose of the presentation was the importance of improving water quality and 
infiltrating water into the ground. The Norfolk RAM Group led the presentation. 

Three amendments to the Medfield Wetlands Bylaw were passed by Town Meeting in 
2007. The Bylaw changes were: to adopt the state requirements for the collection of fees 
for independent consultants, to allow fines for violation to be from a range of $0 to $300 
per violation and to clarify the definition of vernal pools. 

The Conservation Commission meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month. The 
Conservation Office is located on the second floor of Town Hall, Room 209 and is open on 
Wednesdays and Thursdays during normal business hours. As site inspections for projects 
are generally completed on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the morning, always call the 
office, 508 359-8505, ext. 646, for an appointment. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Ralph A. Parmigiane, Chairman 
Michael Perloff, Vice-Chairman 
Deborah J. Bero 
Philip J. Bun- 
Robert E. Kennedy 
Marie Zack Nolan 
Bruce Redfield 
Robert Aigler, Associate Member 



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MEDFIELD HISTORICAL COMMISSION 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and residents of Medfield: 

2007 was a great year for historic preservation in Medfield! At the 350-year-old Vine 
Lake Cemetery, the biggest restoration project in perhaps a century was completed, 
just in time for Memorial Day. With the help of a $30,000 state grant, a total of 59 
colonial-era grave markers were professionally cleaned, restored, and reset in the 
oldest section of the cemetery. 

In addition, new handrails were installed on the two steepest flights of steps leading up 
from the lake. 

Vine Lake Cemetery is widely recognized as one of Medfield' s greatest historic assets. 
It has been in continuous use since it was laid out in 1651, the year the Town was 
incorporated. Through the centuries, American cemetery design has evolved from 
colonial graveyard style (pre- 1830) to rural style to more elaborate garden style 
(1850s- 1890s) to the modern landscape lawn style, in which, to some eyes, efficiency 
trumps aesthetics. Vine Lake has all these styles - it's truly a museum of American 
cemetery design. 

The projects completed in 2007 represent a good start, but there is much more work to 
be done. The Historical Commission plans to seek additional grants, as they become 
available in the coming years, to continue the restoration program detailed in the 
professionally prepared 100+ page plan completed in 2004. Copies of this plan are 
available at the Medfield Public Library and the Medfield Historical Society, which is 
a valuable, private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and 
sharing Medfield 's history. It is based at 6 Pleasant Street, behind the library. 
www.medfieldhistoricalsociety.org. 

What is the Historical Commission? 

The Medfield Historical Commission is appointed by the Board of Selectmen. Our 
job is to identify and protect Medfield 's historical and archaeological assets. We 
make sure historic preservation is considered in community planning and development 
decisions. The commission has an annual budget of some $3,500, and it has certain 
statutory authority. Its monthly meetings in the Town Hall are open to the public. 

We work proactively to preserve those qualities of the Town that residents say they 
want, which helps preserve property values. We walk the narrow, fuzzy line between 
historic preservation and respecting property owners' rights. Owners tend to favor 
historic preservation in principle... so long as it doesn't affect their bottom line when 
they want to demolish an antique to make room for a McMansion, which they believe 
will have greater market appeal. 



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Demolition Delay Bylaw 

Medfield was one of the first Massachusetts communities with a demolition delay 
bylaw, and ours is one of the most stringent. It prevents historically significant 
buildings - non-renewable resources — from being demolished before serious efforts 
have been made to rehabilitate or restore them. The bylaw URL is 

http://www.town.medfield.net/Bylaws.pdf 

Working in cooperation with the Building Inspector, the Commission looks at every 
application to demolish a building over 50 years old. It investigates and holds 
hearings on those that may be historically significant. If a building is then declared 
"preferably preserved," its demolition may be delayed for up to a year. The 
commission always seeks win-win solutions - such as rehab and adaptive reuse of at 
least part of the building - that serve the interests of both the property owner and 
historic preservation. We define lose-lose as when the owner refuses to negotiate and 
instead simply waits us out for the full year and then demolishes the structure. 

Like all historical commissions, the Medfield Historical Commission is continually 
exploring ways to deal more effectively with "demolition by neglect" issues - 
situations in which an owner neglects and/or abuses an historic structure for years, 
then pleads that the place is beyond repair and must, for safety and economic reasons, 
be torn down. 

Certified Local Government 

Thanks to its CLG (Certified Local Government - and we have to reapply every year) 
status, Medfield has received many survey and planning grants from the state and 
federal governments in recent years. The Massachusetts Historical Commission 
continues to encourage us to apply because they believe we put the money to good 
use. 

For our survey and planning work, our demolition delay activism, MAAC, and other 
activities, the Massachusetts Historical Commission has long pointed to Medfield as a 
model for other historical commissions. 

Medfield Archaeological Advisory Committee (MAAC) 

The Medfield Archaeology Advisory Committee was formed in 1993 as a 
subcommittee of the Medfield Historical Commission. It was formed to help protect 
archaeologically-sensitive areas in town. MAAC members are John A. Thompson, 
Chairman, Debbie Gaines, C. B. Doub, Jackie Wile and Burgess P. Standley. 

On an ongoing basis, the committee maintains and updates a map of the 
archaeologically-sensitive areas, helps protect the sites, evaluates and registers 
artifacts, and provides educational services. 



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In 2007, MAAC conducted archaeological research at 367 Main Street, the 1817 Joel 
Baker house, which faces the wrecking ball, and at 355 Main Street, the site of the 
endangered 1 743 Clark Tavern, next to the Peak House. 

MAAC welcomes inquiries from anyone who thinks a property in Medfield is 
threatened or finds an artifact that they would like to bring to the attention of the 
committee; please contact John A. Thompson or any other member. 

Want to join our commission? 

Vacancies occur on the historical commission from time to time. If you're interested 
in Medfield' s history, call any of the members, or show up at one of our monthly 
public meetings, and let's get to know each other. You could start as an associate 
member and become a full member if someone resigns. 



Respectfully submitted, 

David Temple, Co-chair 
Daniel Bibel, Co-chair 
Maria Baler 
Charles Navtrail 
Burgess P. Standley 
Ancelin Wolfe 



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HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION 



To the Honorable Board of Selectman 
and Residents of Medfield: 

OVERVIEW 

The Historic District Commission administers the Town's four Historic Districts: 

• The John Metcalf Historic District established in 1989 on West Main Street, 
enlarged in 1 996 and in 2004. 

• The Hospital Farm Historic District established in 1994. 

• The Clark-Kingsbury Farm Historic District established in 1997. 

• The Medfield Town Center Historic District established in 2000 

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION 

Authority to create Historic Districts and the accompanying governing body is granted 
under the Historic District Act of 1960, Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40C. 
The purpose of the law is threefold: 

• to preserve and protect the distinctive characteristics of buildings and places 
significant in the history of the Commonwealth and its cities and towns 

• to maintain and improve the settings of those buildings and places 

• to encourage new designs compatible with existing buildings in the district 

Under Chapter 40C, communities can create Local Historic Districts to protect the 
character of historic areas. Town-appointed Local Historic Commissions govern such 
districts. Since each property owner within a district contributes to the overall historic 
character, changes proposed for the exterior of any property, as well as new 
construction, are considered in light of the impact they may have on the district as a 
whole. Before a property owner within a district is allowed to change an exterior 
architectural feature of a building, the owner must receive approval from the Local 
Historic Commission. Approval is in the form of a certificate of appropriateness, 
hardship or non-applicability with respect to such construction or alteration. 

There are now Local Historic Districts in over one hundred Massachusetts towns and 
cities. Historic Districts do not prevent changes from occurring, nor do they prevent 
new construction. The intent of any Local Historic District is not to halt growth, but to 
allow for thoughtful consideration of change, to allow changes and additions that are 
harmonious, and prevent the intrusion of incongruous elements that might distract 
from the aesthetic and historic values of the district. Local Historic District 
Commissions have authority only over the portion of the exterior of a building that can 



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be seen from a public street, way or park. The Commission's Guidelines for Changes 
within Medfield Local Historic Districts is available upon request. 



HISTORIC DISTRICTS IN MEDFIELD 

Medfield passed "Historic Districts", Article 14 of the bylaws, and created the John 
Metcalf Historic District through a vote of the 1989 annual Town Meeting. This first 
district included for historic houses on west Main Street and included the oldest 
portion of Vine Lake Cemetery. Through a vote of the annual Town Meeting in 1996, 
the John Metcalf Historic District was enlarged to include a total of sixteen historic 
buildings. 

The Town established a second historic district, The Hospital Farm Historic District, 
in 1994. It includes 33 buildings at the Medfield State Hospital, and the surrounding 
historic landscape. The buildings were built at the turn of this century, mostly in the 
Queen Anne Revival style, and are grouped around a large quadrangle, resembling the 
campus of a small college. 

In 1997, the Clark-Kingsbury Farm Historic District, Medfield' s third district, was 
established. It provides protection to the historic and unique grouping of the 1 8 th 
century Clark-Kingsbury farmhouse, outbuildings and pond with gristmill that forms a 
widely appreciated and essential part of the rural character of Medfield. 

In April of 2000, the Medfield Town Center Historic District was created by 
unanimous vote of Town Meeting. This proposed district is intended to preserve and 
protect the character of the Center of the Town of Medfield. 

The Town Center of Medfield is important for its mix of civic, commercial, and 
residential properties. Each category has an integral function in the town and over the 
years as the Town has developed, each building, in its own unique way, has been 
significant in the developing character of the Town Center. While the other historic 
districts in Medfield are primarily residential, an unusual aspect of this proposed 
historic district is the concentration of civic and commercial buildings in addition to its 
residential ones. Historically, where the civic buildings provided the center of town 
government, education, religious and social activity, the industrial and commercial 
buildings served as the hub of Medfield's active and developing economy. 



ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND PLANS 

The Commission has revised its Guidelines for Changes within Medfield Local 
Historic Districts. It is more user friendly and address the needs of those 
homeowners with non-historic properties within the four Historic Districts in 
Medfield 



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The Commission issued a Certificate of Appropriateness for a structure within the 

John Metcalf Historic District. These included applications for an addition and 

alterations to 679 Main Street 

The Commission has been actively working with the Board of Selectmen, DCAM 

and the Massachusetts Historical Commission to preserve the historically 

significant buildings and landscapes that make up the former Medfield State 

Hospital site. 

We are always interested in assisting residents in the creation of new historic 

districts for their neighborhoods and always looking for volunteers to help with our 

efforts. 



Respectfully submitted, 

David Sharff, Chair 
Barbara Jacobs 
Burgess Standley 
Connie Sweeney 
Michael Taylor 






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KEEPERS OF THE TOWN CLOCK 



To the Honorable Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Keepers of the Town Clock are pleased to submit their annual report for 2007. 

Frank Sinatra said it best, "It was a good year, a very good year." Aside from setting 
the clock for Daylight savings time and Eastern Standard Time, your Town Clock had 
no service interruptions for the entire year. The winter weather of 2007 was quite 
bearable, and as a result, the Town Clock was spared the mishaps of previous years 
when ice would freeze the South East clock hands and proceed to strip all screws in 
the second story works. 

The Town Clock did not need a full service, but instead visual inspections of all 
moving parts were all that was necessary. Co-Keeper David Maxson did align the 
flats with set screws in the second story of the clock tower as occasionally, the screws 
will loosen and thus deprive the four clock faces the rotational power to turn the hands 
synchronously. 

An updated letter was submitted to the Selectman in December with an estimate of 
needed repairs to the staircase, flooring, and steeple of the Town Clock. The Keepers 
of the Town Clock are cognizant of the need to maintain vigilance over Medfield 
budgets, but it is the Keepers' opinion that the time is quite near for these necessary 
repairs. 

The Keepers of the Town Clock would like to thank the Residents of Medfield and the 
Selectmen for their continued support in the care and maintenance of the Town Clock. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Marc R. Ti shier 
David P. Maxson 
Co-Keepers of the Town Clock 



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MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 



It is my pleasure to submit the 2007 annual report for the Medfield Memorial Public Library. 
This was another busy year with a total circulation of 228,957 items being borrowed for fiscal 
year 2007. Non-resident circulation was 38,556. 

Adult, young adult and juvenile print materials accounted for nearly 60% of circulation, 
despite increased usage of audiovisual materials. Audiovisual collections represented 
approximately 40% of total circulation. This follows a national trend to heavier use and 
growing numbers of audiovisual materials in public libraries. Audiovisual materials available 
to the public increased to over 14,450 cassettes, compact discs, videos, DVD's, CD-ROM's, 
and kits combining books with audiovisuals materials. Library collections overall grew by 2.4 
percent to 81,355. 

Medfield Public Library is one of 41 member libraries of the Minuteman Library Network. 
Minuteman provides automated circulation and catalog for its member libraries as well as 
some reference databases. Individuals can request or renew materials in the network from 
their home or office computers. Despite a significant increase in the volume of materials 
being sent throughout the system, the wait time for most materials has been reduced and is 
viewed in general very favorably by the public. 

The Library's "Bestsellers Club" continues to be a popular way for patrons to automatically 
reserve the latest popular titles by their favorite authors. The Library purchases multiple 
copies of popular titles and also uses copies from other libraries in the system to minimize the 
wait. 

Circulation staff provided friendly assistance and a welcoming attitude to the public while 
averaging one of the highest circulation per staff person of the public libraries in our 
population range in the state for fiscal year 2007. Staff also assisted individuals in finding 
leisure reading materials, materials for research, and with general information and aid. 

It was also a busy year for reference staff. Reference Librarians assisted people with answers 
to reference questions, aided in reader's advisory service, offered research assistance, and one- 
to-one instruction on navigating the Internet and in locating information in online databases. 
They also kept the public Internet and catalog computers and printers running throughout the 
year. Working with school librarians and teachers to supplement curriculum needs of students 
was another important function for reference staff. 

The Children's Room was the center of activity for younger library patrons. Children's 
Librarians, Ann Russo and Jean Todesca, provided numerous programs for toddlers, 
preschoolers, and school-age children. Over 250 puppet shows, evening PJ storytimes, 
musical performances, a summer reading program, and programs for parents made for an 
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The Friends of the Library, under the leadership of Kathy Brennan, provided ongoing support 
for the library and its programs throughout the year. They again provided funding for the 
children's storytimes and special programs. They also funded the purchase of new books, 
audiovisual materials, and equipment for the library and continued their popular program of 
providing museum passes for the public. Several subject areas, such as large print, books on 
compact disc, music compact discs, and young adult and children's materials were appreciably 
increased by their generosity. 

The Library Endowment Fund Board of Trustees, under the chairmanship of Timothy 
Borchers, continued its financial assistance to the library. The Library Endowment Fund 
made donations to purchase more materials for the childrens book, young adult book and 
books-on-compact disc collections. 

The 140+ volunteers were another important component in making a successful year for the 
library. Volunteers served in both the circulation and children's departments. They provided 
over 580 hours shelving materials, assisting in programs, and other tasks. Their work in the 
library was greatly appreciated by both staff and public. 



ANNUAL STATISTICS 

New Library Materials Added 7,096 Total Materials Owned 81,355 

Circulation of Materials 228,957 Number of Registered Borrowers 8,760 



Respectfully submitted, 



Dan Brassell 
Library Director 



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MEDFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Medfield Public Library maintained its status as one of the busiest libraries in 
Massachusetts (among towns similar to Medfield). Circulation in general, and 
circulation per capita and per employee remain very high, and near the historically 
high levels of recent years. The Library expanded and updated its collection. 

The Library continued to provide services and resources to the community. With the 
great support of the Friends of the Library, the Library provided popular children's 
programs. Computers were upgraded and wireless Internet access began. The Library 
meeting rooms continued to provide important space for Medfield community groups. 

The Library Board of Trustees thanks the town and citizens of Medfield for their 
generous support of the Library in a time when towns across the commonwealth have 
faced cutbacks in library services. The support of the Library Friends, and others, is 
deeply appreciated. 

The Board thanks the Library staff for their dedication and skill, and Director Dan 
Brassell for his leadership. We also wish Dan well on his upcoming retirement. 



Sincerely, 

James Whalen 
Maura McNicholas 
Jane Ready 
Isobel Palson 
John Bankert 
Robert Luttman 



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COMMITTEE TO STUDY MEMORIALS 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Committee to Study Memorials is pleased to submit its eighteenth Annual Report. 

During the year we have continued to nurture the plantings and seeding of the grass at 
Baxter Memorial Veterans' Park. The park is a wonderful creation of beauty and an 
everlasting memorial to our veterans of all wars. It is a great place in the center of 
Medfield for one to come and sit in solitude, read the memorial bricks in the walkways 
or to reflect and read the names on the monuments. 

This year in June, during a thunderstorm, lightening shattered the 77 year-old flagpole 
at Baxter Veterans' Memorial Park. A committee was formed to explore alternatives 
to the replacement of the pole. After many meetings they decided that a 50-foot 
fiberglass pole would be installed. At the same time it was voted to replace the small 
temporary service poles with permanent 15-foot fiberglass poles. This also included 
the two in front of the WWII monument making a total of eight. This work was 
completed in time for a re-dedication of the WWI monument on Veterans Day. 

We would like to thank all those dedicated workers of the Town of Medfield who put 
in a solid weeks work trying to remove the remains of the old wooden pole. These 
workers included almost all personnel working for the DPW. Also thanks to Eric 
O'Brien for his guidance in suggesting the type of poles and his expertise in obtaining 
them. Also a most hearty thank you to the Needham Bank, Post 110 American 
Legion, Ben Franklin Bank, Senior Aerospace, Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Home, Eric 
O'Brien, [Catherine Mills, Medfield Historical Society, Donald Hayes, Thomas W. 
Kelly and Paul B. Rhuda who have contributed to help defray the cost of the new 
poles. 

The committee consisted of Richard DeSorgher, Paul Foscaldo, Michael Sullivan, Jim 
Snyder and Marshall Chick. 

We also wish to thank the residents of Medfield and the Park and Recreation 
Department who continue to keep this park in its beautiful condition. 

Respectfully submitted, 



G. Marshall Chick, Chairman 
Richard DeSorgher 
Frank Iafolla 
Jane M. Lomax 
David Temple 

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VETERANS' SERVICE OFFICER 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

I hereby submit my eighth report as Veterans' Service Officer for the Town of Medfield. 

Veterans Services include helping the Veteran with benefits of hospitalization, pension 
assistance, information on education, social security and burial allowances. This 
assistance includes fuel, food, clothing, housing and expenses for Veterans and their 
families. Every Veteran should enroll in VA medical services in case of an emergency; 
forms are available at the Town Hall or by calling 508 359-8505 ext 632. Also available 
are applications for Veterans' License Plates and the Korean War Service Medal for 
service in Korea from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts authorizes services and assistance rendered 
Medfield Veterans and their dependents. The Commonwealth reimburses the Town 
seventy- five percent of the benefits extended. 

I wish to thank Town officials and especially Town Clerk Carol Mayer for her assistance 
and helpfulness during the year. 



Respectfully submitted, 

G. Marshall Chick 
Veterans' Service Officer 



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MEMORIAL DAY SPEECH 2007 

Given by William A. Hajjar 
Lt. Col (Ret.) USAF Reserve 



Members of the State Legislature, Town Officials, Friends and Neighbors in Medfield. 

It is a special honor for me to be able to speak to you on Memorial Day 2007 as we 
gather to pay our respects and express our appreciation to those who have given their 
lives in the service of our country. 

Abraham Lincoln once said, "Any nation that does not honor its' heroes will not long 
endure." 

That's why it is very fitting that we gather here today in Medfield, and that people are 
gathered in thousands of cities and towns across our nation to honor our fallen heroes. 

Serving in the Armed Forces of the United States has always been a noble calling. 
Since the shots at Lexington and Concord were fired and our Revolutionary War 
began, the American soldier has been the defender of liberty and democracy. Since 
1776, the American soldier has fought and died on battlefields here and abroad to 
defend our rights and freedoms. 

On the battlefields of our own Civil War, American soldiers fought to save a divided 
nation and to promote human dignity. In Europe and in the Pacific in World Wars I 
and II, our military fought to preserve democracy and to end the spread of worldwide 
tyranny. During wars in Korea and Vietnam our brave American soldiers, sailors and 
airmen once again fought and died to end the threat of communism and to preserve 
freedom. And today we find our country engaged in another war where our sons and 
daughters are fighting and dying. 

Like many of our prior wars, this one is not without controversy. 

Should we be there or not? 

Should we withdraw our troops or not? 

Should we do something in between? 

These questions will continue to be debated, but that is not why we are here today. 

We are here today to remember and honor those heroes, the men and women of our 
military forces who over our history have been called to the duty of serving their 
country and who gave their lives in the process. 

For the past four years we have seen on almost a daily basis the sacrifices made for us 
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hear about the loss of life of a soldier or marine in Iraq or Afghanistan. To date, our 
nation has had over 3400 men and women killed in Iraq and nearly 400 killed in 
Afghanistan. Over 50 of these brave men and women have come from Massachusetts. 

Those who have died have made the ultimate sacrifice, but we must also pay tribute to, 
and remember, those who have been wounded and disabled. They may have lived 
through their injuries, but they will carry the affects of the war for the rest of their 
lives. These brave men and women have a long battle ahead of them, and it's up to all 
of us to make sure they are not forgotten and that they get the help and support they 
need. 

Sometimes, figures and numbers can become very abstract and lose meaning and 
significance when we hear them over and over. I can tell you for example that in 
Vietnam, there were over 47,000 of our heroes killed. In Korea, the number killed 
was nearly 34,000 and in World War II we lost over 400,000. 

The list of wars and the number of those killed goes on, but the numbers can soon start 
dulling our senses to the point that we lose sight of the human element and the 
personal losses suffered. Every death was a special person who left behind a wife or 
husband, parents, children, brothers or sisters, friends and neighbors. 

In thinking about my Memorial Day speech and what I would say to you, I began to 
take note, more so than I usually do, of the casualties from the current war, how the 
number keeps growing and how the impact seems to get closer to home. When you 
read the profiles of those killed it drives home the truth that these are much more than 
numbers. These are real people who have put their lives on the line and have given 
their lives in the service of their country. 

I would like to briefly attempt to put a human face on three recent losses suffered by 
families and friends in our area. 

— Marine Sergeant William J. Callahan of Easton, Mass. Died in combat on April 27 
in Anbar Province. Sergeant Callahan was 28 years old, and was on his second tour of 
duty in Iraq as a bomb-disposal expert. He had joined the Marines in 2002. Sergeant 
Callahan was married and had a 28-day old son, Daniel, an only child that he had 
never seen. 

According to the story in the Boston Globe, Sergeant Callahan had heard his baby 
crying over the Internet while 6,000 miles away in Iraq. His mother recalled her son's 
reaction; 

"I never have heard anything more beautiful in my whole life until I heard 
him cry", he said. 



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Sergeant Callahan left his wife Amy, his mother Mary Ellen, his sister Marissa as well 
as other relatives and friends. 

His mother remembered him as a devoted husband of 10 years, a son wise beyond his 
years; a loving brother to his sister; and the glue that held the family together. 

— Army Specialist Kyle A. Little, 20 years old was from West Boylston, MA. The 
Globe reported that Specialist Little was killed by an explosive devise while patrolling 
near a vehicle in Iraq where he was on his second tour of duty. He was described as a 
devout Red Sox fan that had the teams' name tattooed on his arm. He was married to 
his longtime girlfriend, Tiffany who is expecting their first child in November. 

One of his teachers at West Boylston High School described him as quiet, soft-spoken 
and very polite. Besides his wife, he left behind his parents and four half brothers and 
sisters. 

— Marine Lance Corporal Walter O'Haire, was from Rockland, MA and was also 20 
years old. According to the Globe story, Lance Corporal O'Haire died in a firefight 
with insurgents in Anbar Province. His mother, Maureen O'Haire, said her son 
followed a long family history of military service. "He's always wanted to go into the 
military. There was no doubt", she said. Lance Corporal O'Haire was from a large 
family with five biological siblings and four adopted siblings. 

His eight-year old sister, Kaylea Rose, and her third grade classmates were among 
4,000 residents lining the streets of Rockland to observe the funeral procession. 

According to the Globe these three deaths brought the number of troops from 
Massachusetts killed in Iraq to 55. 

As we observe Memorial Day, I ask you to take a moment to think about our military 
men and women serving us all over the world especially those in combat zones. As 
this ware continues, we will surely see more deaths like those of the three young men 
we've just heard about. Take a minute to learn who they were, to thank them, to pray 
for their families. 

They have paid a heavy price and we owe them our gratitude, honor and respect. 



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BOARD OF HEALTH 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

During calendar year 2007, the Board of Health welcomed Melissa Stuart and Laura 
Einbinder as members. The Board encourages the community's participation in 
board-supported initiatives such as the Medical Reserve Corps, the Lyme Disease 
Committee, or as an associate member to the Board of Health. For more information, 
please do not hesitate to contact the Board of Health office. 

The Board of Health is pleased to announce that the Town of Medfield was awarded a 
three-year grant from the Metrowest Community Healthcare Foundation to address the 
issue of adolescent substance abuse. The youth substance abuse prevention initiative 
embraces all aspects of the community to create successful collaborations in order to 
reduce youth substance use. The grant will utilize a community wide approach to 
develop new coalitions that work effectively with schools to ensure evidence based 
prevention curricula and best practice resources to the community. Medfield joins 
other Metrowest communities to address the prevention, intervention and access to 
treatment of adolescent substance abuse. 

Public Health 

Jean Sniffin, RN, BA of Century Health Systems continues to provide programs in 
health promotion to all age groups, supplementing traditional home health services. 
The major components of the Health Promotion Program are: 

Communicable Disease: 

Prevention and control of communicable disease through caseload, referrals, education 
and provision of follow up care consistent with public health practice. Total reportable 
disease cases numbered 55, two-thirds of which were identified as Lyme disease. 

Public Health: 

With the assistance of a dedicated crew of volunteers, The Board of Health provided 
flu vaccine to interested residents at its annual flu clinics. The Medfield Board of 
Health continues to serve as a depot for the Massachusetts Department of Public 
Health Immunization Program. The program supplies area providers with 
immunizations and vaccines free of charge through the Department of Public Health. 

Health Maintenance: 

Jean provides home visits as needed to residents who are homebound and have 
multiple chronic illnesses or conditions. The goal of the program is to assess changes 
in physical condition and the appropriate referral for medical care and/or social 
services. This prevents complications and unnecessary hospitalizations. Ambulatory 
residents are seen for physical assessment, health counseling, including hypertension 



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screening, at the public clinics held each month at the Pfaff Center, Tilden Village and 
the Public Library. 

Environmental 

William R. Domey, P.E., M.S.C.E., provided Environmental and Civil Engineering 
services to the Board of Health. These services include: Oversight of septic systems 
including soil evaluations, determination of high groundwater, review of engineering 
plans for compliance with Title 5 and the Board of Health regulations, inspection of 
construction, evaluation of variance requests, and issuance of certificates of 
compliance; Review of Site Plans and preliminary and definitive Subdivision Plans for 
compliance with the Board of Health stormwater regulations and suitability for on-site 
sewage disposal where applicable; Review of On-site Well water proposals, water 
quality and quantity results, and treatment units; Review of Title 5 inspection reports 
that are performed, most often at time of sale, to assure that the inspector has followed 
the state mandated procedures for the evaluation; Review of Building Permit 
applications for additions and renovations to assure that the proposed work does not 
conflict with the location or capacity of the septic system serving the property; 
Investigation of complaints regarding sewage overflows, odors, illegal dumping, 
hazardous waste, and preparation of enforcement orders where applicable, and 
working with offending parties to attain compliance; Issuance of Disposal System 
Installer and Septage Hauler Permits; Provision of general consultation to the Board of 
Health; Assistance to the Board of Health in the preparation of regulations and 
guidelines; Attendance at Board of Health meetings; and Telephone or office 
consultation for questions and information of residents. 

During 2007, this agent assisted the Board of Health in the review, interpretation, and 
recommendations to the school department for the solution to the presence of lead in 
the school drinking water supply. Also, as in previous years, the major focus of the 
Environmental Engineer/ Agent has been septic systems, stormwater management, and 
site plan and subdivision reviews. As a result of a high degree of control over septic 
systems, the rate of failure of septic systems constructed since 1975 remains very low. 
For those who must upgrade, it should be noted that, to assist homeowners to 
minimize financial burden, the Board of Health issues local and state variances as 
needed to achieve Maximum Feasible Compliance. These variances have to be 
justified by documentation of difficult or limited site conditions or excessive 
construction costs. Guidelines are available at the Board of Health office. Reviews of 
proposed Site Plans and Subdivisions were continued or newly conducted for 50 Park 
Street, Baker Road Retention/Detention Basin, Adult Community Center, Boiling 
Spring, and Quarry Road Subdivisions. It should be noted that the long-standing 
existing stormwater regulations of the Board of Health provide Town of Medfield 
compliance with much of the EPA Phase II program. 



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The following permits were issued during 2007: 



9 


Soil Tests 


12 


Hauler's Permits 


5 


Septic System Plan Reviews 


18 


Installer's Permits 


2 


OFFAL Permits 


6 


Well Permits 


11 


Septic Repair 


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Form A - Addition Renovations 



8 Septic system Permits for new or upgraded systems 

Sanitation 

Enviro-Tech Consultants' professional staff conducted consulting services for 
enforcement of regulations related to food establishments, housing, massage therapy, 
swimming facilities, recreational camps for children, and general sanitation issues. 

The services and consultation to the Board of Health included attending Board of 
Health meetings, inspections of food establishments and school cafeterias, 
consultation with the Environmental Agent and State agencies. Also inspections and 
reviews were conducted on a semi-public pool and the Hinkley Swim Pond 
recreational facility, which included review of biological reports and support services 
to the Park & Recreation Department and the staff. Camp proposals were reviewed 
with camp operators 

New food establishments, including the new community center contractors, were 
provided with consultation for the opening of their new businesses. Also, non-profit 
facilities were provided with additional updates that provide information on food 
safety. Enviro-Tech Consultants also continued support services to the administrative 
staff on the state and local requirements. 

2007 Permits Issued: 

57 Food Services Permit - Includes restaurants, counter bars, churches, cafeteria 
food service and vending machines. Food stores / markets, bakeries. 
Temporary food service permits and catering services. 
1 1 Tobacco 

6 Massage Therapy (individual & establishment) 
1 Semi Public Pool 
1 Bathing Beach 
4 Camps 



Medfield Youth Outreach 

Purpose - Medfield Youth Outreach (MYO) is a program located under the auspices 
of the Medfield Board of Health. The town's Youth Outreach Workers provide short 
term individual and family counseling, information and referral, crisis intervention, 
community programming, and assistance with access to financial assistance programs 
to Medfield residents ages birth to eighteen and their families . The Medfield Youth 



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Outreach office is an intake site for the Federal Fuel Assistance Program for all 
Medfield residents. All of Medfield Youth Outreach services are free and 
confidential . 

The Medfield Youth Outreach Office is located on the 2 nd floor of the Town Hall. 
Appointments can be made by calling (508) 359-7121. Hours are full time and 
flexible to meet programmatic need. 

Information about MYO Staff- 

• Dawn Alcott, MSW, LICSW, is the Director of Medfield Youth Outreach 

• Amanda Peterson, MA, LMHC, is the Medfield Youth Outreach Worker 

• Master's level interns may also serve field placements during the year. In 
September 2007 MYO welcomed Meghan Murphy, MSW Intern from Boston 
College School of Social Work. Meghan will be with MYO through May 6, 
2008. 

The Board of Health Liaison to MYO is Board of Health Member, Marcia Aigler. 
Marcia meets with Medfield Youth Outreach regularly and communicates with the 
Board of Health regarding Medfield Youth Outreach issues and activities. 

Counseling Services - In calendar year 2007, approximately 1034 counseling hours 
were provided to Medfield youth and families through individual therapy sessions and 
support groups. Major issues addressed during the calendar year included: 

Academic Difficulties, divorce, self-esteem, anger management, domestic violence, 
anxiety, family discord, sexual assault, grief, loss, financial difficulties, sexuality, body 
image/eating disorders, major mental illness, social skill concerns, child 
abuse/neglect, oppositional behavior, substance abuse, dating violence, parenting 
skills, violence, depression, relational aggression, self harming behaviors, friendship/ 
relationship concerns 

Referrals -Medfield Youth Outreach routinely provides outside referrals for clinical 
services, need based programs, substance abuse services, support groups, wrap around 
services, advocacy, and state /federal programs. 

Programs - Medfield Youth Outreach also facilitates various groups, programs, and 
services with in the community as able. This programming is related to the needs of 
youth and their families. The programs offered are often prevention and psycho- 
educationally based. On going programs include the Parent Support Group (in 
collaboration with SEP AC) and the Medfield High School Peer Leadership Program. 

Community Organizing - Medfield Youth Outreach collaborates with a wide network 
of organizations to better meet the needs of Medfield youth and their families 
including: The Medfield Youth and Community Commission, Medfield Public 
Schools, Medfield Police Department, Norfolk County District Attorney's Office, The 



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South Middlesex Opportunity Council Fuel Assistance Program, Medfield Food 
Cupboard, Medfield Home Committee, The Medfield Angel Run Fund, Medfield 
Youth Substance Abuse Initiative, Riverside Community Care, and various other state 
and federal agencies, professional associations, clinical services, religious institutions, 
parent gatherings, and civic organizations. 

Grant Initiatives - In late December of 2006, Medfield Youth Outreach obtained the 
Youth Substance Abuse Initiative (YSAI) grant from The Metrowest Community 
Health Care Foundation. The grant initiative's purpose is to unite the whole 
community's approach to handling the problem of youth substance abuse. It was 
decided that a sister program to MYO would be created under the Board of Health. 
The Board of Health was awarded this grant funding in the total sum of $200,000 to be 
paid over 36 months for the purposes of implementing this initiative. Following an 
extensive hiring process, a comprehensive team hired Jean Vazza as the coordinator of 
the Youth Substance Abuse initiative in June of 2007. Medfield Youth Outreach is 
proud to have had the role of creating a sister program under the Board of Health's 
governance, that will function to address the ever present needs surrounding youth 
substance abuse. Those seeking to learn more about YSAI can contact Jean at 
jvazzafymedfield. net or by calling her at 508-242-8815. 

Volunteers - Medfield Youth Outreach welcomes volunteers to assist with the 
implementation of various programs and fundraising endeavors. Call the Medfield 
Youth Outreach office at 508-359-7121 to inquire. 

Donations - Medfield Youth Outreach is always seeking to expand services and 
create innovative programming. Funding from donations and grants has been utilized 
to purchase items for the office, cover the cost of special speakers, and to cover 
programming related expenses when possible. If you would like to make a tax- 
deductible donation you may do so through the Medfield Foundation on the web at 
www.medfieldfoundation.org . You may also donate directly to Medfield Youth 
Outreach through a check made out to the Medfield Youth Outreach Gift Account. 

Norfolk County Mosquito Control Project 

The operational program of the Project integrates all proven technologies into an 
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) system of mosquito control and vector 
management that is rational, environmentally sensitive and cost effective. 

All mosquito eggs need water to hatch and to sustain larval growth. 

Water Management Activities: An important component of our IPM approach is the 
management of shallow, standing, stagnant water, and the maintenance of existing 
flow systems which if neglected can contribute to mosquito breeding. In addition to 
normal drainage system maintenance, Project personnel advised residents on removal 
of water holding artificial containers on their property for the purpose of eliminating 
potential West Nile virus mosquito breeding habitat. 



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Drainage ditches checked/cleaned 3,555 feet 

Culverts checked /cleaned 30 culverts 

Water Management by wide-track backhoes 1 00 feet 

Larval Control: Treatment of mosquito larvae during aquatic development is the next 
most effective control effort. The products used during these applications were Bti and 
Methoprene. 

Aerial larvicide applications 773 acres 

Larval control using briquette & granular applications 13.64 acres 

Rain Basin treatments using briquettes (West Nile virus control) 540 basins 

Adult Control: The suppression of flying adult mosquitoes becomes necessary when 
they are numerous, annoying, and/or threaten public health. The product used during 
these applications was Sumithrin. 

Adult control aerosol applications from trucks 4,937 acres 

Surveillance: Surveys, inspections, and monitoring in support of our program include 
GIS mapping of breeding areas, larval and adult collections, and fieldwork evaluations 
leading to better water management. West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis 
have been active in Norfolk County over the past several years which has resulted in 
an expansion of the surveillance program in collaboration with the Massachusetts 
Department of Public Health (MDPH), State Laboratory Institute. MDPH has 
requested that the Norfolk County Mosquito Control Project expand mosquito 
surveillance across the county for the purpose of detecting viruses in collected 
mosquitoes as an early warning system for the residents of the county. Considerable 
manpower has been reallocated to these efforts, which is not reflected in this report. 
Prepared by John Smith, Director of The Norfolk County Mosquito Control Project. 



The Board of Health holds its meetings on the second Wednesday evening of each 
month at 6:30 PM. These meetings are open to the public and citizens are invited to 
attend. The Board of Health office is attended Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 
1:00 pm 



Respectfully submitted, 

Betsy Dorisca, Chairperson 
Kathleen Schapira, Member 
Marcia Aigler, Member 
Melissa Stuart, Member 
Laura Einbinder, Member 



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MEDFIELD HOUSING AUTHORITY 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Medfield Housing Authority is pleased to submit its annual report for 2007. 

The Authority is committed to working cooperatively with community, state, federal 
and local officials to provide safe, decent and affordable housing. 

For information and/or application for housing at Tilden Village, please contact the 
Executive Director at 508 359-6454. Please note that Medfield residents and/or those 
persons working in Medfield will be given preference regarding placement. 

A five member Board of Commissioners, the Town elects four and one member is 
appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts establishes policy. 

Monthly board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 
PM in the office of the Executive Director unless otherwise posted at the Town Hall. 
The meetings are open to the public. 

Eldred Whyte was elected at the March election to serve on the Board until March 
2012. 

In April Richard D. Jordan, a conscientious long-term member of the Board passed 
away. Dick will be fondly remembered for his dedication to improving the lives of 
others. 

The Selectmen and the Medfield Housing Authority Board voted to appoint Lisa M. 
Donovan to fill the unexpired term of the late Richard D. Jordan until the March 2008 
town election. 

Medfield Housing Authority was awarded $125,000 for technical assistance and 
emergency capital improvement bond funding to replace the roofs at the Authority. 
We will advertise for bids during February 2008. 

The Blake Middle School hosted a delicious holiday dinner for all our residents. The 
food, decorations and especially the students were all very much appreciated. 

Blood pressure clinics are held on the third Tuesday of every month in the Tilden 
Village Community Room. Flu and pneumonia clinics are also held in the 
Community Room. All town residents are welcome to attend. 



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TRIAD meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the Tilden 
Village Community Room. 

The Med field Housing Authority wishes to express its gratitude and sincere 
appreciation to both the Fire Department and the Police Department for their support 
and assistance during the past year. Their patience and understanding during difficult 
times is very much appreciated. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Donna M. Shannon, Executive Director 

L. Paul Galante Jr., Chairman 

Valerie A. Mariani, Vice Chairperson/ State Appointee 

Lisa M. Donovan, Commissioner 

Leo J. Surette, Commissioner 

Eldred Whyte, Commissioner 



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COUNCIL ON AGING 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Council on Aging experienced one of the most exciting and frustrating years in its 
history. By January of 2007, construction of the new Center was underway, but met 
with many obstacles, ledge and bitterly cold weather. It seemed that one thing after 
another got in the way of a timely completion. Once the ledge was blasted away and 
the weather cooperated, the pace of construction would pick up and then slow down. 
Not only was 2007 challenging because of the building project, but COA staff and 
board members were challenged with health issues. However, the COA worked 
together under adversity through the support of the town administration and of board 
members: Mr. Louis Fellini, Chairman, Mrs. Kathy Kristof, Vice Chairwoman, Mrs. 
Virginia Whyte, Mr. Neil DuRoss and the newest member Mrs. Patricia Shapiro. Mrs. 
Shapiro was appointed to the board shortly after Ruth Nadler submitted her 
resignation after dedicating 6 years to the COA. Ruth was a force and took an active 
role in securing the momentum for the new building. Despite the challenges, the COA 
continued to be a vibrant and active community during the entire 2007 year. 
Excitement grew as the building took form, paint was applied, landscaping was 
completed, grass began to grow, interior finish work took shape, furniture was ordered 
and by December 14, 2007 we were ready to close the COA doors at the Pfaff Center. 
Over the following few weeks, the COA packed its Pfaff Center contents, scheduled a 
move for December 31, 2007, began planning the Open House and would reopen for 
business at One Ice House Road in January 2008. 

The COA board met monthly and whenever necessary. Discussion of the construction 
process and the immediate needs were always discussed. The COA and the Friends 
Group focused to fundraise for the interior furnishings of the building. Many events 
were held which included: spring and fall yard sales, graduation bake sale, holiday 
craft and cookie sale, Dancing with Our Stars event featuring Lucille and Mark Fisher, 
Buy-A-Brick program, an Art Show at the Gallery on Park Street, Shaw's register 
receipt program and ongoing craft case sales. The COA received a generous donation 
from Irene and Lawrie Rhoads which helped to equip the commercial grade kitchen 
and furniture for the library. The COA is sincerely appreciative for their generosity. 

Programs and services were provided in a timely and professional manner meeting the 
needs of the older adult community. The My Senior Center software installed in 
March of 2006, has enabled the COA to track participation and growth. In 2007 the 
COA experienced a total of 312 (28% male and 72% female) people participating in 
activities at the Pfaff Center. The age range is 50 to 100 with the highest percentage 
of participants in the 71-75 year range. Interestingly, the COA hosted a multitude of 
events which provided 8874 duplicated participants. We envision a significant 
increase in participation with the opening of the new building. 



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The Council on Aging has operated within the proposed budget over the past year. 
During 2007. the COA staff continued to work hard and provide the necessary 
services to residents. Pat Elliot, R.N. continues to facilitate the Low Vision and 
Caregiver's support group, along with assessing the needs of seniors through her 
outreach efforts. Patsy Nettles is a master at recruiting new volunteers and assisting 
with the many needs of the COA. She manages and recruits for the Volunteer Driving 
Program and coordinates the 63 participants of the Tax Work Off Program during the 
year. The newsletter continues to be written and published right out of the COA 
office. One thousand newsletters are either sent via the mail or delivered to local 
businesses. Town Hall, and the Library for distribution; this is a significant increase 
from last year. Medical equipment loans have increased, with 112 pieces of 
equipment loaned out in 2007. Transportation under the direction of Juan Anacleto, 
continues to be a vital component to the COA. Accessible and reliable transportation 
allows seniors to maintain their independence and improve their quality of life. 
Through the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation, Medfield COA 
received a Mobility Assistance Grant and will be receiving a replacement vehicle for 
the 1998 Dodge van in the near future. 

The Council on Aging is delighted to see our Friends Group (FOSI) as an active and 
supportive extension of the Council on Aging. President, Bill Johnson and Vice- 
president Chuck Conti, along with FOSI members, Kathleen Kristof, Anne Johnson, 
Irene Bouvier, Beth Weaver, Sue Monroe, Nancy Kashalena, and Jane Timmerman 
have raised over S22,000 for the new center. 

This has been a challenging year, but as we finally closed our doors at the Pfaff 
Center, the reality hit. Medfield Council on Aging is the proud owner of a most 
magnificent building, full of potential, full of ideas and complete with board members 
and staff that will work hard to make The Center a very special place. This is your 
building and we hope that the older adults in Medfield will enjoy all that is offered. 
Through community spirit and generosity, our dream is a reality. We wish to thank 
you, the Town of Medfield, for supporting the Council on Aging with this building 
project and giving us the opportunity for growth so we may be better able to meet the 
needs of the older adults in our community. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Roberta Lynch, Director 

Louis Fellini, Chairman 

Kathleen Kristof, Vice Chairwoman 

Virginia Whyte 

Neil DuRoss 

Patricia Shapiro 



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PARK AND RECREATION COMMISSION 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

The Medfield Park and Recreation Commission is a five member, elected board of 
volunteers. The Commission is charged with the responsibility of maintaining the 
Pfaff Community Center and 11 other public properties - Town Hall, Library, 
Historical Society, Dwight Derby House, Fire Department, Police Department, 
Metacomet Park, Hinkley Park and Swim Pond, Baxter Park, Meeting House Pond 
and McCarthy Park. 

The Commission's responsibilities include: recruiting qualified personnel; creating 
policies; generating diversified recreational and educational oppoitunities; monitoring 
the maintenance schedule for public properties; and advising the Director to achieve 
the goals set forth in the Park and Recreation Comprehensive Plan. The department 
consists of a Director and a Program Coordinator. Additional personnel are recruited 
to teach classes and organize summer programs. Responsibilities of the department 
include: creating, implementing, evaluating and adjusting year round leisure 
experiences; establishing fiscal and personnel plans to complete the objectives for 
each program; monitoring public property usage; and implementing a maintenance 
regime for Town properties. 

The Commission focused our efforts on meeting the demand for a new Town-owned 
and operated Recreation Center. Nine qualified independent town residents with 
appropriate professional experience have studied the detail of the new facility's 
income and expense projections and concluded that the town could build and operate a 
greatly enhanced recreational facility with a relatively modest increase to the tax base. 
The Selectman also appointed a six member finance group and they concluded that the 
Town needs a new Recreation Building to replace the deteriorating Pfaff Center. 
Currently, the Medfield Recreation Center will include a supervised teen drop-in 
center, multi-purpose rooms, activity rooms, offices and two multi-purpose basketball 
courts. 

The Park and Recreation Department is dedicated to providing quality programs that 
will enhance the quality of life and build community for Medfield residents. We 
combined efforts with the Medfield Foundation, police and fire departments to revive 
the annual fireworks display. We created a family event complete with local bands 
and concessions. We also created a web site to register with a credit card online and 
expanded our affordable enrichment programs to over three hundred annually. Over 
eight thousand individual registrations have been processed and participants have 
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our memorial park and utilized our recreational facilities. Park and Recreation is a 
vital and affordable resource that brings our community together. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the scores of residents who volunteer 
their time and energies in our recreation programs and park. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Toby Burrell 
Lisa Louttit 
Steve Farrar 
Mel Seibolt 
Tom Cararagliano 



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TREE WARDEN AND INSECT CONTROL DEPARTMENT 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

I am pleased to submit my annual report for the year ending December 31, 2007. 

This year there was not any major tree damage due to storms. 

Stump removal from previous tree removal continues as workload permits. 

Yellow Ash disease is still present; we continuously survey, recognize and remedy 
potential hazardous tree conditions before serious problems occur. 

The Town has completed the final year of a three-year contract with a professional 
tree service. The Town is accepting new contract bids for the pruning and removal of 
town trees for the 2008 calendar year. 

The department would like to thank Lueder Environmental Tree & Landscaping 
Company for their help and professional advice throughout the year. 

I would like to thank all various Town Departments for their help throughout the year. 

Residents are reminded that if they DO NOT wish spraying to be done on their 
property, prior notice must be sent to the Town Clerk, by registered mail not later than 
March l st of that year. This notice must be given each year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edward M. Hinkley 

Tree Warden 

Director of Insect Pest Control 



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Metropolitan Area Planning Council Annual Report 

Created in 1963, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) promotes inter- 
local cooperation and advocates for smart growth by working closely with cities and 
towns, state and federal agencies, non-profit institutions, and community-based 
organizations in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston. MAPC strives to 
provide leadership on emerging issues of regional significance by conducting research, 
building coalitions, and acting as a regional forum for action. 

MAPC provides technical assistance and specialized services in land use planning, 
water resources management, transportation, housing, environmental protection, 
economic development, public safety, geographic information systems (GIS), 
collective purchasing, data analysis and research, legislative and regulatory policy, and 
the facilitation and support of inter-local partnerships. More information is available at 
www.mapc.org . 

MAPC is governed by 101 municipal government appointees, 21 gubernatorial 
appointees, and 13 appointees of state and City of Boston agencies. An Executive 
Committee comprising 25 elected members oversees agency operations. The agency 
employs approximately 40 professional staff under the leadership of an executive 
director. Funding for MAPC activities is derived from governmental contracts and 
foundation grants, and a per-capita assessment on member municipalities. 

To better serve the people who live and work in Metro Boston, MAPC has divided the 
region into eight subregions. Each subregion is overseen by a council of local leaders 
and stakeholders, and a staff coordinator provides organizational and technical staff 
support. 

Advancing Smart Growth 

MAPC's MetroFuture: Making a Greater Boston Region initiative is planning for 
Metro Boston's growth and development through 2030. In 2007, the project involved 
nearly 1,000 people (on top of the 4,000 who participated in previous years). MAPC 
presented the MetroFuture plan at a May 1 Boston College Citizen Seminar, where 
participants overwhelmingly voted to ratify it and work for its implementation. MAPC 
is now developing an implementation strategy, addressing public policy, public 
funding priorities, and changes in practice within the private sector. By mid-2008, 
MetroFuture will transition from a planning initiative to an advocacy program, uniting 
the efforts of MAPC, partner organizations, and the thousands of "plan-builders" in an 
effort to alter regional priorities and growth patterns consistent with the new plan. 

As a member of the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, MAPC helped form the 
Transportation Investment Coalition. This group of business, environmental, public 
interest, and planning organizations is pressing for savings, efficiencies, and new 
revenues to address the state transportation finance deficit. The Alliance joined with 
others to advocate successfully for an increase in the Commonwealth's Bond Cap, 



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increasing the resources available to address the state's capital needs. Through the 
Alliance, MAPC is also working to reform the state's arcane zoning laws through a 
new and diverse commission, chaired by Undersecretary for Economic Development 
Gregory Bialecki. 

MAPC provides planning assistance and expertise to communities on a wide range of 
issues, helping them envision the future and evaluate alternatives within a smart- 
growth framework. Residents of Maiden are taking a long-range look at their city 
through the Maiden Vision Project, which kicked off last year with a city- wide 
visioning workshop attended by 250 participants. MAPC helped the town of Arlington 
deal with housing and economic development issues with a visioning workshop and 
resident survey, and helped develop new bylaws and other strategies. MAPC also 
assisted Walpole and Norfolk in developing and analyzing alternative growth 
scenarios along a shared stretch of Route 1 A. 

Working with the 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership, MAPC produced a 
WaterS mart Indicators report that details trends in water supply, wastewater, and 
stormwater for each city and town in the study area. MAPC also completed water 
resource strategies for three towns in the Assabet Watershed to evaluate the 
environmental impacts of alternative growth patterns, relying in part on hydrologic 
modeling conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey. 

Collaboration for Excellence in Local Government 

Through its Metro Mayors Coalition, MAPC helped 21 communities secure over $2 
million in Shannon Grant funding over the past two years to implement multi- 
jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary strategies to combat youth violence, gang violence, 
and substance abuse. In 2007, Gov. Deval Patrick and more than 240 mayors, police 
chiefs, safety officials and violence prevention workers participated in the coalition's 
third annual Community Safety Summit to advance strategies to curb youth violence. 
Through its newly created North Shore Coalition, MAPC is facilitating discussions to 
develop a regional, comprehensive mutual aid system. 

Cities and towns now have the option of joining the Massachusetts Group Insurance 
Commission (GIC) with a new law drafted by MAPC and the Municipal Health 
Insurance Working Group. This option will help communities save millions of 
dollars each year by taking advantage of lower insurance rates available through the 
GIC. MAPC facilitated the Working Group and helped to build consensus for the 
proposal. We are now providing technical support to cities, towns, and regional 
entities who are interested in joining the GIC. 

MAPC has convened Boston, Chelsea, Everett, Maiden, Medford and Somerville to 
develop a shared strategy for the Mystic River corridor. The river, which runs 
through dense urban communities, has long been an underutilized asset. The 
communities will develop a comprehensive picture of activities along the river and 
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MAPC collaborated with the Commonwealth's 12 other regional planning agencies, 
municipal officials and other local leaders to help produce "A Best Practices Model 
for Streamlined Local Permitting." The result of dozens of focus groups and a 
statewide permitting survey, the document provides an array of recommendations that 
municipalities can consider to create a more clear, efficient and predictable permitting 
process without compromising local standards of development review. The guide is 
available at www.mass.gov/mpro . 

Collaboration for Public Safety 

MAPC performs fiduciary, planning, and project management duties for the 
Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC), a network of 
85 cities and towns north and west of Boston. In 2007, MAPC helped to develop the 
School Threat Assessment Response System (STARS), an emergency planning toolkit 
for each school district in the region. With the assistance of MAPC, NERAC provided 
portable radios programmed for the Boston Area Police Emergency Radio Network, 
enabling real-time radio communications among police, fire, and other first responders 
during major emergencies. In the past year, NERAC established an online information 
clearinghouse for police and fire departments, and began planning for emergency 
evacuations from a regional perspective. MAPC also helped NERAC to set up three 
regional crime mapping centers that use GIS to visualize crime data through maps. 

MAPC completed Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) plans for nine communities in 
2007, on top of the 20 completed in recent years. Each plan includes an inventory of 
critical facilities and infrastructure, a vulnerability analysis, and a mitigation strategy 
with recommended actions. MAPC will continue working with 46 cities and towns in 
2008. 

Collaboration for Municipal Savings 

MAPC's Regional Purchasing Consortia administered six procurements for 42 cities 
and towns, saving communities up to 20% on purchases such as office supplies, 
paving services, and road maintenance. Similar savings were realized by the 300 
agencies that participate in the Greater Boston Police Council (GBPC), which is 
administered by MAPC. In fiscal year 2007, MAPC conducted seven procurements for 
various types of vehicles, including police cruisers and heavy-duty trucks. Overall, 
187 municipalities purchased 329 vehicles at an estimated cost of over $20 million. 

Reliable Data, Available to All 

Since its official launch in February, MAPC's MetroBoston Data Common online 
data and mapping tool has been used by dozens of constituents to create customized 
maps for developing grant applications, analyzing development proposals, or 
improving services. You can create maps, charts, and graphs on the Data Common by 
accessing www.metrobostondatacommon.org . In addition to supporting this online 
tool, the Metro Data Center at MAPC responds to data requests from member 



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communities, non-profit organizations, businesses, residents, students and other state 
agencies. 

In the past year, MAPC used visualization tools that combine GIS technology, 
photography and graphic design to help increase community awareness about 
proposed zoning bylaws in Bellingham and Dedham, and to illustrate what different 
parts of the region would look like under MetroFuture. 

Charting a Course to Regional Prosperity 

MAPC developed its annual Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 
(CEDS) for the region, in partnership with the US Economic Development 
Administration. The report contains an analysis of trends and conditions in the 
regional economy, highlighting challenges and opportunities. The economic analysis 
in the CEDS is targeted to front-line economic development staff working in the 
public and community-based sectors. 

Working for 12 contiguous urban communities in the Metro Mayors Coalition, MAPC 
is developing an inventory of potential development sites near municipal boundaries 
to support coordinated planning. MAPC also developed the Smart Workplace 
Project, a GIS map of smart-growth friendly sites for commercial and industrial 
development throughout the region. In collaboration with the University of 
Massachusetts Boston, MAPC is taking a regional look at the space needs of the life 
sciences industry. 

Working with the Immigrant Learning Center and the Commonwealth Corporation, 
MAPC convened academic, institutional and non-profit researchers to develop an 
immigration research agenda. 

Getting Around the Region 

MAPC produced a Regional Bicycle Plan, assessing current conditions and 
identifying the improvements necessary to create a more comprehensive regional 
bicycle transportation system. The plan establishes updated goals based on previous 
plans, and identifies key strategies and priority projects. 

Under its new Regional Bike Parking Program, MAPC negotiated discount group 
purchasing contracts with three leading vendors of bicycle parking equipment. This 
allows MAPC municipalities and other public entities to purchase discounted 
equipment and, in some cases, to receive state or federal reimbursement for the cost. 
Communities around the region have used the program to put new racks at schools, 
libraries, parks, and shopping areas. The program will continue in 2008. 

In 2007 MAPC also began work on the Regional Pedestrian Plan. This plan will 
identify policies to make walking a convenient, safe, and practical form of 
transportation throughout the region. Proposed solutions will include best practices for 



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local jurisdictions as well as steps that could be taken by the state or by the 
Metropolitan Planning Organization. 

MAPC has developed a web-based Parking Toolkit that addresses common parking 
issues. Cities and towns can learn how to do a parking study, how to reduce parking 
demand and manage supply, how to make use of existing parking, and how to finance 
parking improvements. The Parking Toolkit is the first in a series of Sustainable 
Transportation Toolkit products that MAPC will develop over the coming years. Visit 
http://transtoolkit.mapc.org to access these tools. 

Large portions of Massachusetts Avenue and Route 2A from Arlington to Concord are 
now a Massachusetts Scenic Byway, due to the efforts of MAPC, the Minuteman 
National Historic Park, and the towns of Arlington, Lexington, Lincoln, and Concord. 
MAPC is now preparing a Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan, the first step in 
protecting the historic, scenic, and 
cultural qualities of the byway. 

In 2007, MAPC worked with developers and communities to evaluate the 
transportation impacts of dozens of projects, including the South Weymouth Naval Air 
Station redevelopment (SouthField), Westwood Station, and Harvard University's new 
Allston campus. 



On Beacon Hill 

• Municipal Health Insurance: 

MAPC and the Municipal Health Insurance Working Group built consensus 
and drafted the new law allowing cities and towns to save millions of dollars 
each year by joining the Group Insurance Commission. 

• Shannon Community Safety Initiative: 

Over the last two years, MAPC's advocacy and grant development services 
have helped nearly two dozen communities to secure over $2 million in 
funding for interdisciplinary programs that focus on youth violence, drugs, and 
enforcement against gangs. 

• Statewide Population Estimates Program: 

A $600,000 line item in the 2008 budget will provide the State Estimates 
Program with more resources to prepare for the 2010 Census. This program 
will help correct the deficiencies of recent population estimates and to prevent 
similar deficiencies from occurring in 2010. 

• Surplus Land: 

MAPC continues to advocate for passage of a new policy on the disposition of 
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that encourages smart growth development on surplus land while giving 
municipalities a meaningful role throughout the disposition process. 

Community Preservation Act: 

In 2007, the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition and Community Preservation 
Coalition reached consensus around legislation to help more communities 
participate in the Community Preservation Act (CPA). The legislation, filed by 
Senator Cynthia Creem (D-Newton), would also secure adequate funding over 
the long term for the state's CPA matching fund. 

Zoning Reform: 

The new zoning reform commission, initiated by the Massachusetts Smart 
Growth Alliance and chaired by Undersecretary for Economic Development 
Greg Bialecki, is now working to draft legislation dealing with such matters as 
"approval not required," grandfathering, consistency between master plans and 
zoning, and incentives to expand housing production. 



TRIC 

The Three Rivers Interlocal Council (TRIC) is comprised of thirteen communities 
southwest of Boston: Canton, Dedham, Dover, Foxborough, Medfield, Milton, 
Needham, Norwood, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole, and Westwood. Taber 
Keally, Town of Milton, is Chair. Steve Olanoff, Town of Westwood, is Vice-Chair. 
The three rivers from which the subregion is named are the Canoe, the Neponset, and 
the Charles. These municipalities are working hard to protect existing open space, plan 
appropriately for density in town centers, provide enlightened watershed management 
that conserves fundamental resources while providing for the needs of people and 
ecosystems, and develop a diverse tax base. TRIC encourages cooperative advocacy 
and action regarding growth and development within the region. 

In 2007, TRIC looked at the new and planned development along Route 1 from 
Dedham to Foxborough. Within this area, there are several large new and planned 
mixed-use developments. While Environmental Impact Reviews are effective tools for 
advocacy regarding individual development projects, there is to be no single place 
where the collective effects of multiple development projects in proximity to one 
another are measured, recorded, and offered for public comment. TRIC worked to 
bring this to the attention of state officials. 

TRIC developed an advocacy position on the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), 
compiled by the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO): The RTP 
forwards recommendations for infrastructure projects that have no visible funding, and 
as such no confirmation that they will be built. It's time to acknowledge that this is a 
flawed process. Additionally, the RTP should demonstrate a clear commitment to 
park-and-ride and ride-share lots as a means of promoting alternatives to single- 



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occupant vehicle use. These facilities should be part of an integrated solution to 
congested roadways. 

TRIC asked the MPO to make a commitment to suburb-to-suburb transportation when 
additional mass transit is planned. This is an issue of growing importance in a 
metropolitan region that has developed policies to encourage density in village and 
suburban centers. Several communities have taken advantage of recent changes to 
state law that allow communities to transfer their MBTA assessment to other RTAs in 
order to obtain access to reliable transit. This movement to other RTAs is symptomatic 
of a system that does not provide sufficient transit for communities between Route 128 
and 1-495. 

TRIC also held several informational meetings about relevant planning topics, 
including: stormwater bylaws, Low-Impact Development, Business Improvement 
Districts, Transfer of Development Rights, and the Commonwealth Capital Fund. 

The MAPC Annual Report is respectfully submitted by Marc D. Draisen, Executive 
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TRI-COUNTY REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL 

SCHOOL DISTRICT 

ANNUAL REPORT 

2006-2007 

In July, 2007 the School Committee reorganized and elected the following officers: 
Chair, Paul Carbone (Franklin), Vice Chair, Henry McDeed, (North Attleboro) and 
Secretary, Jonathan Dowse, (Sherborn). 

The School Committee conducts its regularly scheduled meetings on the third 
Wednesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the Conference Room at the school. Sub- 
committee meetings are scheduled as needed. 



Graduation: 

On June 3, 2007, 177 students graduated in an impressive afternoon ceremony. 
Superintendent Barbara A. Renzoni presided over the ceremony while Paul Carbone, 
Chairman of the Tri-County School Committee, delivered the welcoming address to 
more than one thousand guests. Jean Mallon, Director of Guidance, presented 
scholarships and awards totaling $61,000 to deserving seniors. 

Guidance & Special Education Services: 

In September 2006, Tri-County welcomed approximately 896 students to the new 
school year. The break out of students from member towns is as follows: Franklin 
168, Medfield 17, Medway 50, Millis 45, Norfolk 37, North Attleboro 240, Plainville 
88, Seekonk 64, Sherborn 3, Walpole 58, and Wrentham 70. Also 56 students were 
enrolled from out-of-district towns. 

During the 2006-2007 school year the Guidance Department continued its programs to 
provide information to students, parents, sending schools and District communities. 
The Department provided counseling for students regarding career pathways and post- 
secondary education. Safe and Drug Free presentations were offered to students 
school wide. The Guidance Department presented programs on preparing for college 
with the assistance of personnel from Dean College and MEFA. Tri-County hosted 
Career Days for over 2,500 Grade 8 students from the Regional District. 

Guidance services have been expanded to include the development of a four year 
career plan for students in grades 9 through 12. 

The career plans are reviewed with parents at the annual parent-student-guidance 
counselor conference. College planning is enhanced using an electronic planning 
platform which can be accessed by parents, students, and counselors. Additional 
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Academics: 

Tri-County continues to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), and 100% of the 
Class of 2007 passed the MCAS Assessment. To enhance the possibility for an 
increasing percentage of students to achieve proficient and/or advanced status on 
future MCAS assessments, and to prepare for the heightened state expectations in 
Biology, the administration re-configured the delivery of our special education 
services in grades 9 and 10. Implementing a special education consultant model in 
English and mathematics, and to a lesser degree in science, has allowed for students 
with an IEP to have greater access to the College Preparatory curriculum, without 
sacrificing due attention to their required accommodations. In addition, this model has 
enabled us to limit class sizes in these core areas. 

As a means of preparing for the Senior Project, successful completion of which is now 
a graduation requirement, all students in grades 9 and 10 complete a documented 
research paper in English class. Tri-County students also continued to excel in 
competitive academic writing and speaking events, capturing the state scholarship in 
the AFL-CIO essay contest, as well as all four local awards and a district award in the 
Voice of Democracy contest. 

In the area of Social Studies the cycle of community service hours was completed this 
year with the addition of required hours in grade 1 1 . This department has also 
expanded its efforts to maintain high standards with the continuing development of 
common course assessments beyond the mid-year and final exams. 

Significant professional development in technology during this year increased the 
ability of individual teachers and department groups in utilizing data to inform 
instruction, and in re-aligning the sequence/focus in specific curriculum areas. 
Training in Smartboard technology has also served to enhance instruction and engage 
students. 

Further refinements to the scoring rubrics for the various components of the Senior 
project have facilitated the grading process; the success of the Senior Project Fair in 
2006 prompted a repeat of this event in May, 2007, providing all students in the lower 
grades with a preview of their own future accomplishments, and allowing parents and 
advisory board members to witness the high level of skill attainment by our students. 

As increasing numbers of Tri-County students decide to continue their formal 
education beyond high school, we have worked this year to provide students with 
additional academic opportunities, without compromising the time on learning needed 
to maximize their career-technical experience. After a year of investigation and 
preparation, Tri-County students will begin taking on-line courses after school in the 
fall of 2007. All offerings will carry College Preparatory weight and will enable 



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participating students to expand their elective coursework and/or provide ancillary 
content for their vocational concentrations. Courses for which Tri-County students 
have registered include: Latin, Animal Behavior and Zoology, AP Computer Science, 
Criminology, Animation and Effects, Anatomy and Physiology, Flash MX Basics, 
Internet Research and Web Design; Investing in the Stock market, Business and 
Personal Law, Entrepeneurship, and Music Listening and Critique 



Vocational/Technical Programs 

Students in the Vocational/Technical Programs experienced many successes, both 
school wide, and in their individual career areas. The grade eleven students from 
every vocational area participated in the 10-hour OSHA training program in January. 
The training included two full days of interactive, specialized instruction in 
construction and general industry health and safety standards. All students passed the 
required exam and received a 10-hour OSHA green card. Also, all students in grades 
nine through twelve collected best works, both vocational and academic, letters of 
recommendation, awards and certificates, and resumes and cover letters to continue 
building their professional portfolios. And finally, Tri-County students again achieved 
success at the State Skills USA Competition. In fact, a student from Carpentry 
competing in the Principles of Technology competition was awarded 1 1 th place at the 
National Skills USA Competition in June. A student in the post secondary Practical 
Nursing Program brought home the National Gold Medal for her achievement in 
Health Professional Portfolio. A student from the Early Childhood Careers shop was 
elected a Massachusetts State Officer for the coming school year. 

Below are successes in individual vocational/technical areas: 

Collision Repair/ Auto Technology : Students in the Collision Repair Shop continued 
to serve the needs of the community and the Tri-County School District by repairing 
their vehicles under the supervision of their instructors. Auto Technology was the 
most popular vocational program among grade nine students this past year. Students 
in this shop repair, maintain, and service the Tri-County school vehicles as well as 
serve residents from the Tri-County RVTHS eleven town district. Both Collision 
Repair and Auto Technology continue to be ASE Certified from the National 
Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. This nationally recognized 
certification is considered to be the highest achievement known in the Automotive 
Industry. 

Carpentry : The Carpentry Shop has expanded to include a newly constructed concrete 
slab outside of the shop area. This additional workspace will afford students the 
opportunity to experience outdoor building of large sheds and gazebos. 

Computer Information Systems : The grade nine students in CIS created an E 
document for the Franklin School Committee this past spring. Students designed a 
web site from the Franklin School Committee's Policy Handbook. The finished 
product was presented to members of the Franklin School Committee by the students 



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who participated in the project. Seven students in grade ten passed the A+ 
Certification exam this past year. These two accomplishments will certainly give CIS 
students many opportunities for employment and higher education success. 

Cosmetology : This program continues to engage the largest number of students. 
Students in grades eleven and twelve operate a full service salon including hair and 
nail service to members of the Tri-County community. Many senior citizen groups 
enjoy the Cosmetology services offered by these talented students. Students in grades 
nine and ten welcomed the students' mothers, aunts and grandmothers as special 
clients one day this winter. 

Culinary Arts : Gerry's Place Restaurant and Bake Shop are open to the public for 
lunch during the school year. A new take-out service was instituted this past year. Tri- 
County staff takes advantage of this service, which allows the students to experience 
another aspect of the restaurant industry. Students in the Culinary Arts program 
receive Serve Safe Certification as well as achieve the standards set forth by the 
American Culinary Foundation. 

Early Childhood Careers : The Preschool Program and Toddler Program continue to 
thrive. The Program is recognized by the National Association of Young Children as 
a program offering high quality education and care for young children. 80% of the 
graduates will attend state colleges and private four year colleges in the fall. 

Electrical : Students in the Electrical Shop gain experience in simulated residential and 
industrial application as well as live work in the Tri-County school building. Students 
are preparing for the State Journeymen license examination as they successfully 
complete both the theoretical and shop aspects of the program. 

Electronics : Students in this vocational area are gaining experience in the many 
Cooperative Education opportunities in the surrounding communities in their senior 
year, due to state of the art technology and training they receive at Tri-County. 

Engineering Technology : The Engineering Technology Program is now in its second 
year. The Program achieved Project Lead the Way Certification during this past school 
year. Subject matter includes significant course work in mathematics, physics, and 
other sciences. Students enrolled are preparing for further education in the many 
fields of Engineering. 

Facilities Management : Students in the Facilities Program are gaining skill in a 
variety of construction areas. Students may achieve welding certification while 
enrolled in the Facilities Program. Students also gain experience by contributing to 
the maintenance of Tri-County' s grounds. 



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Graphics Communications : Students in the Graphics Communications Program are 
gaining experience as they provide design and printing services for Tri-County as well 
as for non-profit organizations in the surrounding communities. 

HVAC&R : Our Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Shop 
received a facelift this past school year. Students will now be trained using the newest 
technology available. Students graduating from this shop are well prepared for high 
paying employment and further education. 

Medical Careers : Students in grades nine through twelve receive highly specialized 
training in all aspects of the medical field. Students will take the Certified Nursing 
Assistant state examination. Other areas of focus include basic healthcare knowledge 
and Medical Assisting skills. These skills enable students to pursue career choices 
such as EMT, and EKG. Students gain practical experience in nursing homes 
applying skills of patient care and recreational activity. 

Plumbing : The Plumbing Program continued another year of high student enrollment. 
An articulation agreement with the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 4 was 
finalized during this past school year. The agreement will allow Plumbing students 
the opportunity for advanced placement in the apprenticeship training program. 

Dental Assisting : We are pleased to announce the development of our newest 
technical program. The Dental Assisting Program will open its brand new laboratory 
to grade nine students this fall. 

Continuing Education: 

The Continuing Education Department at Tri-County offers both day and evening 
courses. The day program includes two courses, one for Cosmetology and the 
Licensed Practical Nursing. The evening program consists of approximately 80 
different course offerings. 

Adult Day Cosmetology: The adult Day Cosmetology Program is a full-time program 
that follows the high school calendar and runs from September to June. Registration 
for the program begins in the spring and details are available by contacting the 
Continuing Education office at Tri-County. 

Evening Cosmetology: All phases of cosmetology are introduced the first half of the 
year. The student learns hairstyling, cutting, permanent waves, coloring, manicuring 
and skin care. Classes are held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and 
Friday evenings from 5:00 to 10:30 p.m., beginning September 10, 2007 through June 
27, 2008. 

Adult Day Practical Nursing: The Practical Nursing program is a full-time day 
program that follows the high school calendar. Classes are held from September 
through June. The Practical Nursing Program at Tri-County is designed to prepare 



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graduates for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses 
(NCLEX-PN), which tests for entry-level competency. Successful completion of this 
examination permits practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Registration for 
this program requires that prospective students take the TEAS exam. (Test of 
Essential Academic Skills) The pre-admission tests are administered from October to 
January. Details are available by contacting the Practical Nursing office at Tri- 
County. 

Adult Evening Practical Nursing: The evening Practical Nursing Program is a part- 
time, two-year program that is held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4:00- 
9:30 p.m. After successful completion of the course, the student will be eligible to sit 
for the (NCLEX-PN) examination for licensure. Successful completion of this 
examination permits practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). 

Evening Adult Program: The evening Adult Education program at Tri-County 
consists of approximately 80 courses which are offered in the fall and spring 
semesters. Registration for fall courses takes place during August and September. 
Registration for spring courses takes place in January and February. Continuing 
Education course information can be found in brochures available to the public via 
direct mail and local newspapers. The evening program information is also included 
on the Tri-County RVTHS website at http://www.tri-county.tc/continuingeducation or 
by calling the Continuing Education office. 

Student Activities 

National Honor Society : The Peter H. Rickard Chapter of Tri-County is comprised of 
sixteen (16) seniors and four (4) juniors. During the school year 2006-2007, these 
students participated in many fund-raising and community service activities both in 
and out of school. The National Honor Society was involved and assisted the Medway 
Chamber of Commerce in the "Drive for Handicapped Children" and in May, 
organized a drive to assist tornado victims in Greensboro, Tennessee. 

Additionally, the National Honor Society hosted a "Leadership Breakfast" at the end 
of April, honoring Tri-County students who have served in various leadership roles, 
both elected and appointed during the school year. 

In May, the National Honor Society organized Tri-County' s sixteenth Honors Night. 

SkillsUSA: A national professional organization for career and technical student, 
SkillsUSA provides quality educational experiences in leadership, teamwork, 
citizenship and character development programs and activities, as well as 
opportunities for awards, tools, and scholarships through local, district, state, national 
and even international competitions in trade, leadership and demonstration programs. 

Tri-County 's sophomores, juniors and seniors participated in the "In House" 
Competition over two days in March, competing in their individual vocational and 



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technical programs. Tri-County sent one hundred twenty winners of these 
competitions to the District Competition. Ninety TC students qualified to advance to 
the State Competition. At this level, Tri-County earned two Gold, three Silver, and 
five Bronze medals. The Gold Medalists then participated in the National 
Competition, competing with students from fifty other states. Tri-County proudly 
brought home from Kansas City a national gold medal in the technical area of "Health 
Portfolio". 

Student Government 

Student Advisory Committee: The student body elected seven students to membership 
on the Student Advisory Committee. The principal appointed one of these elected 
members to report student concerns and activities to the Tri-County School Committee 
each month; three students from this group sit on the Tri-County School Council; and 
three serve on the High Schools That Work Site Committee. These seven students 
also served as ex officio members of the Student Council. The student body elected 
two students to represent Tri-County on the State Student Advisory Committee. 
These students met at least once a month after school hours along with their many 
other commitments. This was only possible due to the hard work of the many teacher 
advisors who spent extra time and support of these students. 

Class Officers: The rising sophomore, junior and senior classes elected their respective 
President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer for the following school year. The 
incoming freshman class elected officers on the last day of the first academic term in 
November. Under the supervision of the Class Advisor, officers scheduled, organized 
and conducted monthly after-school meetings to plan activities which included the 
Freshmen and Sophomore Semi-Formal, the Junior and Senior Prom and the Senior 
Week activities. The class officers communicated students' ideas to the Student 
Advisory Committee, and also served as officio members of the Student Council. 

Student Council: Each class elected four (4) representatives to the Student Council. 
These students, along with the class officers and the Student Advisory Committee 
members, serve as the overall student governing body. The group met at least bi- 
weekly after school, and advised the faculty and administration of the day-to-day 
needs and concerns of the student body. Under the supervision of the Student Council 
Advisors, this group was also accountable for conducting and ensuring fair elections 
for Class Officers, the Student Advisory Committee, and the at-large Student Council 
membership. The Student Council sponsored the Freshman Orientation in August, 
followed by the Friday night activities for the Kick-Off Weekend the first week the 
students' return to school in September. Additionally, Student Council students 
assisted the Athletic Director in planning Homecoming in November and sponsored 
the many Spirit Week activities. 

In addition, the Student Council plans and coordinates, civic, social, fund-raising, and 
community service activities and acknowledges administrators and teachers 
throughout the school year. 



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Extra Curricular Activities 

There are ten (10) extra- curricular activities at Tri-County. These clubs provided 
students with after school opportunities to enjoy, perform and compete. Tri- County 
works to provide a myriad of opportunities for all students during the extended week 
day and many weekends. 

Summary 

As Tri-County continues to provide for the educational, psychological emotional and 
social needs of our students, we want to thank District residents for their support and 
cooperation. The Tri-County community also financially supported these clubs and 
activities with its annual Tri- County Auction in March. In the future, it is Tri- 
County' s intention to continue to maintain the high educational standard that has 
earned Tri-County your support. 



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MEDFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS 



REPORT 
FOR THE YEAR ENDING 

DECEMBER 31, 2007 



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REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

It is my pleasure to write the annual report of the School Committee. The Medfield 
community can continue to be proud of our excellent school system. Whether the 
measure of success is academics, sports, drama, music, the arts or community service, 
Medfield students excel! 

After a decade in which the student population nearly doubled in size, student enrollment 
is finally leveling at just under 3000. Even though we are not experiencing huge leaps in 
enrollment, there continues to be difficult decisions to make due to limited budget 
resources. The budget for fiscal 08 is $24,910,290.00. This represents a 5.2% increase 
from fiscal year 07. With the lack of local revenue, insufficient funds from the state and 
state mandates that require more local spending, Medfield continues to experience 
difficulty funding our schools. Medfield has a strong reputation across the state for being 
able to provide an outstanding education while being below the state average in per pupil 
spending. Each year we work to educate the public and our state representatives on the 
inadequate and inequitable funding to cities and towns through Chapter 70 aid. 

One of the reasons that we can continue to have such an excellent education with very 
limited funds is that our community members step forward to contribute time, effort and 
money to improve our facilities. We now have a new, beautiful track to surround the turf 
field at Medfield High School. We will have new bleachers and a press box in the spring, 
and we have newly refurbished baseball and softball fields currently under construction. 
We are so lucky to be in a community that is willing to join together and create these 
wonderful facilities for everyone to enjoy. 

In June we wished Peg Mongiello the best as she retired from a long and successful 
career as principal of Blake Middle School. In July we welcomed aboard Mr. Robert 
Parga as our new principal at Blake Middle School. Mr. Parga comes from the Natick 
School System where he was assistant principal. Robert, in his first role as a middle 
school principal, has been a welcomed addition to our talented staff. 

Along with the excitement of welcoming new staff, the School Committee sadly 
acknowledges the passing of Elizabeth Busconi. Mrs. Busconi was an elementary teacher 
for thirty years in Medfield. She was a master teacher, best known for her constant smile, 
endless warmth and her steady belief that all children can learn. We miss her dearly. 

One of the major roles of the School Committee is to be a link between the community 
and the schools. Open communication is a key in achieving this goal. This year we 
worked to improve and expand our School Committee website in the hopes that more 



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people would stay informed and involved. We incorporated more information about our 
schools and added an email link so that we could answer questions from the community. 

At the suggestion of a community member, we also created an information sheet to help 
people new to the schools understand all the different committees and their roles K-12. 
We encourage all residents to check our website ( www.medfield.net) and to please 
contact us if you have any questions, concerns or ideas for improving communication. 

We also implemented a School Committee Coffee Hour. Two meetings were scheduled 
this year without a formal agenda so that community members could come and talk 
comfortably about any items of particular interest. To reduce the anxiety of public 
participation, these coffee hours were not cabled. We also agreed not to conduct any 
business or take any votes during these meetings. In the more informal atmosphere, we 
were able to hear concerns, questions and interests of everyone who attended. We hope 
that the web page and coffee hour format will result in better communication and 
participation with the Medfield community. 

There are many individuals to thank for providing the Medfield community with such an 
outstanding school system. We have a talented group of administrators, teachers and 
support staff who maintain the excellence in education that Medfield residents have come 
to expect. We have committed parents and students that support the schools in many 
ways, but most importantly by making education a top priority. We have parent groups 
such as the Community School Association, Medfield Boosters and the Medfield 
Coalition for Public Education that provide money, services, materials, time and 
countless energy. 

I especially want to publicly thank Superintendent Robert Maguire. His time and energy 
is unmatched. His commitment to our students and his educational leadership is 
outstanding. He wears many hats that in other systems are handled by several people. 
And somehow, no matter how many problems, financial woes, or after-hours meetings, 
Bob always remains focused on his number one priority- the students. Thank you, on 
behalf of the School Committee, for a job well done. 

In closing, I want to thank my colleagues on the School Committee: Tim Bonfatti, Susan 
Cotter, Debra Noschese, and Susan Ruzzo. Their time, ideas, questions, hard work and 
commitment are outstanding. Community service by many, many people is a big reason 
that Medfield continues to be a great place to live. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Carolyn P. Casey, Chair 
Medfield School Committee 



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MEDFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

Enrollment Figures 
As of October 1,2007 



Memorial School 

Kindergarten: 
Grade 1 : 

Ralph Wheelock School 



201 
209 



Grade 2: 


221 


Grade 3 : 


245 


Dale Street School 




Grade 4: 


254 


Grade 5 : 


224 



Thomas A. Blake Middle School 



Grade 6 
Grade 7 
Grade 8 



261 
244 
239 



Amos Clark Kingsbury High School 



Grade 9: 
Grade 10 
Grade 1 1 
Grade 12 



240 
213 
230 
207 



TOTAL: 



2988 



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REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

To the Citizens of Medfield: 

I am pleased to submit the annual report for the Medfield Public Schools for the year 
2007. 

The appropriated budget for FY2008 was $24,918,290. This figure represents an increase 
of 5.2% over the FY2007 appropriation. To achieve this level of funding we worked 
cooperatively with other town departments to support a request for a proposition 2 Vi 
override. 

The October 1, 2007 enrollment was 2988 students. The enrollment by school was: 
Memorial School - 410, Wheelock School - 466, Dale Street School - 478, Blake 
Middle School - 744 and High School - 890. 

During 2007 we began planning and implementation for several athletic facility 
improvement projects. At the annual Town Meeting in April, we received the 
community's support for an appropriation of $125,000 to make improvements to the high 
school bleachers and press box. This project will be completed in the spring of 2008 with 
support from the town's Department of Public Works. In addition, we were able to raise 
approximately $50,000 through private donations for this important project. During the 
summer, the high school synthetic track surface was replaced utilizing $150,000 that was 
also raised through private donations. Lastly, we began planning improvements to our 
baseball and softball fields in conjunction with the Medfield Youth Baseball/Softball 
organization utilizing funds that will be raised from private donors. The Schilling family 
announced a significant kickoff donation to assist with this major effort. During the fall 
of 2007 the softball field located at the Wheelock School was completely renovated. 
Plans were developed to continue needed improvements at the high school softball and 
baseball complex scheduled for the spring of 2008. I wish to thank all of the individuals 
who have donated their funds or time to these endeavors. 

The 2007 school year marked transitions of leadership in the school district. Mr. Andrew 
Keough, who served as high school principal for fours years, resigned to become 
principal in the Town of Wellesley. He was replaced by longtime Medfield administrator 
and teacher Ms. Judith Noble. Ms. Margaret Mongiello, who served as principal at the 
Blake Middle School for the past decade, announced her resignation for the purpose of 
retirement. After conducting a search for a new principal, Mr. Robert Parga, formerly 
assistant principal at the Kennedy Middle School in Natick, was appointed to fill the 
position effective July 1, 2007. 



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During the year we continued to make significant progress on a number of important 
curricular and instructional goals. The Medfield Public Schools is committed to providing 
the curriculum and instructional practices necessary to ensure that all students meet 
proficiency targets as outlined in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for each 
subject matter. Teachers use assessment data to monitor student progress and to modify 
curriculum offerings in light of student needs. A case in point was the revision of the 
social studies curriculum K to 12. Because current middle school students will be 
required to demonstrate proficiency in social studies before they graduate from high 
school, the Massachusetts Department of Education outlined new curriculum frameworks 
and assessments to define the learning standards for all school districts. During the 
summer of 2007 and during the school year, Medfield teachers and administrators have 
been redesigning the curriculum, purchasing new materials, and planning for continued 
professional development so that teachers are well prepared to meet the demands of the 
new topics taught in the various grades. Medfield continues to implement curriculum 
renewal in a planned sequence at the elementary level with the new inquiry-based math 
curriculum. Literacy continues as a focus K to 5 with the implementation of 
differentiated instruction in guided reading and the writer's workshop approach to 
teaching written composition. At the secondary level teachers continue to work with their 
departments to review current practices in a collaborative effort to meet student needs. A 
variety of research and development projects have been conducted in math, science, 
social studies, English/language arts, world languages, wellness, music, art and 
technology. This year Medfield High School began a multi-year self-study to prepare for 
the NEASC accreditation team visit in the fall of 2009. 

In closing, I would like to express my appreciation to all of the citizens of Medfield for 
their strong support of our educational programs. I would also like to extend my 
appreciation to all of the teachers, parents, support staff, administrators, school 
committee members and volunteers who continue to actively support our educational 
mission. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert C. Maguire 
Superintendent 



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MEDFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS 



STAFF DIRECTORY 



-k -k * "k "k 



Year Ending 12/31/07 



CENTRAL OFFICE 



Maguire, Robert, BA,MEd 
Kellner, Charles,BA,MBA 
Leader, Kathleen 
Bennotti, Beverly 
Davidson, Sandra 
Floser, Anna 
Kavanaugh, Mary 
Shufro, Pamela, BA,MA,EdD 
Sullivan, Colleen 



Superintendent of Schools 
Director/ Finance & Operations 
Administrative Assistant to Superintendent 
Secretary to the Superintendent 
Accounts Payable/Bookkeeper 
Secretary to Dir/Finance & Operations 
Payroll Officer 

Director, Curriculum & Assessment 
Mail Transfer 



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MEDFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 



Name 


Position 


Education 


Appointment 


Noble, Judith 


Interim Principal 


I BS, University of NH 
MEd, Worcester State College 


1974 


Sperling, Jeffrey 


Dn/Students 


BS, Bridgewater State College 
MA, Lesley University 
MEd, Endicott College 


2005 


Nunes, Kathleen 


Dn/Academics 


BA, Framingham State College 

MA. Boston College 

MEdAdmin, University of MA, Boston 


2001 


Ingram, Maryjean 


Secretary 




1999 


Boyer, Laura 


Secretary 




2000 


Deady, Margie 


Secretary 




2007 


Alland, Emily 


Social Studies 


BA, Western New England College 
MAT, Simmons College 


2007 


Ballou, Katherine 


Science 


BS, Stonehill College 
MS, Boston College 


2004 


Batts, Maura 


For Lang(LOA) 


BA, Middlebury College 

MEd, University of Massachusetts 


1993 


Berry, Orla 


Science 


BS,USG,MEd, University of 
Massachusetts, Boston 


2004 


Blessington, Patricia 


Business 


BS, California State, Long Beach 
MA, Cambridge College 
MEd, Cambridge College 


1998 


Bruemmer, Paul 


Foreign Lang 


BA, St. Mary's University of MN 
MA, University of St. Thomas 


2001 


Burr, Wendy 


Mathematics 


BS, University of Mass/Amherst 


2007 


Cambridge, Jeff 


Wellness 


BS, Bridgewater State College 


2007 


Chamberlain, Amanda 


Science 


BS, Fairfield University 


2006 


Chilson, Christina 


Social Studies 


BA, Hobart & William Smith Colleges 


2006 


Cousens, James 


Art 


BFA, University of Massachusetts. 

Dartmouth 
MEd, Fitchburg State College 


2006 


Coutinho, Paul 


Wellness 


BS, Southern Connecticut State 

University 
MS, Northeastern University 


2002 


Cowell, Susan 


Wellness 


BS, Springfield College 
MEd, Cambridge College 


1984 


Curran, Jane 


Library/TEC Assistant 


2004 


Cushing, Gerald 


Science 


BS, Lowell Technological Institute 
MS, Lehigh University 


2006 


Delery, Andrew 


Mathematics 


BA, Providence College 

MEd, Bridgewater State College 


2001 


DeSorgher, Richard 


Social Studies 


BA, University of Mass, Amherst 


1976 



MA, University of Mass,Boston 



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Name 



Position 



Education 



Medfield 
Appointment 



Drew, Meghan 


Art 


Duffy, Gail 


English 


Dunn, Jonathan 
Durdell, Jessica 


Mathematics 
Social Studies 


Emerson, Kathleen 


Social Studies 


Fantelli, Lynn 


Science 


Faoro, Jessica 


English 


Flanagan, Jacqueline 


Math 


Gait, Luanne 


Mathematics 


Garcia-Rangel, Mary 


English 


Goodrow, Monique 


Foreign Lang 


Goss, Anne 
Hardy, Adele 

Heller, David 


Library Asistant 
Consumer & 
Family Science 
Writing Center 


Hutsick, Maria 
Irwin, Ross 


Wellness, Ath 

Trainer 

Mathematics 


Jones, Kate 


Art 


Kelley, Michelle 
Kincaid, Garland 


Foreign Lang 
Social Studies 


Kinch, Terry 
Kirby, Jonathan 


Science Tech/ 

Computers 

Wellness/AD 


Koretz, Jenna 
Kraemer, Michael 


Science 
Mathematics 


Kramer, David 


Mathematics 


Kryzanek, Carol 


Science 


Lyon, Diane 


Mathematics 



BA, Sacred Heart University 2003 

MFA, Boston University 

BA, Stonehill College 2001 

MAT, Bridgewater State College 

MSPC, Clark University 

BA, James Madison University 2004 

BA, Siena College 2007 

MS,Ed, The College of St. Rose 

BA, Providence College 2001 

MAT, Simmons College 

BS, University of Mass,North Dartmouth 2006 

MEd, Northeastern University 

BA, University of New Hampshire 2003 

MA, University of Mass,Boston 

BS, Boston University 1997 

MS, Suffolk University 

BA, Boston College 1999 

MEd, Cambridge College 

BA, University of MA, Boston 2000 

MAT, Tufts University 

BA,SUNY/Binghamton 2004 

MST,SUNY/Plattsburg 

1998 
BS, Framingham State College 1981 

BA, University of California, Santa Cruz 2000 

MA, Emerson College 

BS, Ithaca College 2007 

MS, Indiana University 

BEd, Leeds University, England 1992 

MEd, Cambridge College 

BFA, Massachusetts College of Art 2003 

MEd, Framingham State College 

BA, Bridgewater State College 2007 

BA, University of Colorado 2007 

MST, SUNY, Potsdam 

BS, SUNY at Brockport 1 994 

BS, University of Bridgeport 1977 

MS, Cambridge College 

BS, University of Massachusetts 2007 

BA, College of the Holy Cross 1 993 

MAT, Bridgewater State College 

MME, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

BS, BA, Georgetown University 2004 

JD, Boston College Law School 

BA, Bridgewater State College 1 988 

MA, University of Massachusetts 

BS, University of Massachusetts 2006 



95 









Medfield 


Name 


Position 


Education 


Appointment 


Mandosa, Frank 


English 


BA, St. Anselm College 
MEd, Cambridge College 


2002 


Martin, Barbara 


Science 


BA, Wheaton College 
MEd, Cambridge College 


1986 


McCrossan, Kathleen 


Library Assistant 


2005 


McDermott, Janet 


English 


BA, Regis College 
MAT, Boston College 


1971 


McLain, Lynne 


Science(LOA) 


BS,MST, Boston College 


1999 


Mezini, Dashamir 


Science 


Bachelors, Univeristy of Albanai 




Monroe, Aileen 


English 


BA, Nazareth College 
of Rochester 


2002 


Morin, Donna 


Foreign Lang 


BA, College of New Rochelle 


2003 


Morin, Thomas 


Social Studies 


BA, Colgate University 


2005 


Motley, Nancy 


Library Assistant 


2006 


Mullaney, Erica 


Library Assistant 


2006 


Nelson, Heather 


Wellness 


BS, Westfield State College 


2006 


Nickerson, Mark 


Social Studies 


BA, Gettysburg College 

MEd, Framingham State College 


1995 


Olsen, Douglas 


Dir. of Music 


BMusic, University of Massachusetts 
Masters, New England Conservatory 


1993 


Panciocco, John 


Soc.Studies,TV 


BS, University of Maine 
MEd, Cambridge College 


1998 


Perm, Mark 


Social Studies 


BA, Mt. Ida College 
MEd, Harvard University 


2001 


Power, Christine 


SocStudies(LOA)BA, University of Massachusetts 


1997 






MEd, Harvard University 




Pratt, Suzanne 


Science 


BS, University of Massachusetts 

MS, Central Connecticut State College 


1971 


Rao, Shuchita 


Technology 


Bachelors, Osmania University, India 


2006 




Business 


Masters, Central University, India 




Rodenhi, Sarah 


Foreign Lang 


BA, Bowdein College 
Masters, Middlebury College 


2000 


Sabra, Ann Marie 


English 


BA, Worcester State College 
MEd, Framingham State College 


1995 


Safer, Jessica 


Mathematics 


BA, Assumption College 


2002 


Salka, Martin 


Permanent Substitute/Lunchroom Assistant 


2002 


Sancher, Bethan 


English 


BA, Brigham Young University 


2007 


Sawtelle, Gwynne 


English 


BA, Dickinson College 
MAT, Simmons College 


2007 


Schmidt, Joanne 


Librarian 


BS, Framingham State College 
MLS, Simmons College 
MA, Emerson College 


2000 


Seri, Leora 


Foreign Lang 


BA, Bates College 


2006 


Shapiro, Richard 


Science 


BS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 
MS, Northeastern University 


1981 


Stockbndge, Gary 


Social Studies 


BA, Framingham State 
MEd, Cambridge College 


1970 


Tasi, Tracy 


Foreign Lang 


BA, Boston College 


2002 



96 









Medfield 


Name 


Position 


Education 


Appointment 


Tobiasson, Susan 


Art 


AA, Lasell College 

BA, Southern Connecticut State University 


1989 


Toubman, Ellen 


Foreign Lang 


BA, Connecticut College 
MEd, Harvard University 


2002 


Tufel, Melinda 


Social Studies 


BA, University of Massachusetts 
MA, University of Massachusetts 


2006 


Whitmore, Miranda 


English 


BA, Williams College 
MEd, Harvard University 


2004 


Wiese, Elizabeth 


English 


BA, University of Kentucky 
MAT, Boston University 


2006 


Woods, Jane 


Mathematics 


BA, MAT Bridgewater State College 


1996 


Wren-Burgess, Bonnie 


English 


BA, Boston University 
MAT, Simmons College 


2003 



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THOMAS A. BLAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL 



Name 



Position 



Education 



Medfield 
Appointment 



Parga, Robert 


Principal 


Vaughn, Nathaniel 


Dean of Students 


McHugh, Elizabeth 


Secretary 


Skerry, Sharon 


Secretary 


CTShaughnessy, Andrea 


Secretary 


Ayers, Sandra 


English 


Boucher, Richard 


Network Administrator 


Brackett, Kenneth 


Physical Education 


Bradley, Laura 


Reading 


Buckham, Eileen 


Foreign Language 


Buckley, Susan 


Library Assistant(LOA) 


Caprio, Kathleen 


Mathematics 


Carnes, Erin 


Mathematics 


Carney. Marjorie 


Science 


Cohen, Wendy 


Science 


Coyle, Adam 


Social Studies 


Dalpe, Cynthia 


Foreign Language 


Delaney, Christina 


Art 


Demeritt, Deborah 


Science 


Dengos, Kelly 


Science 


Dexter, Ryan 


Music/Band 


Doolan, Constance 


Mathematics 


Farroba, Joseph 


Health/PE 


Fell, Sara 


Mathematics(LOA) 


Gagne, Ian 


English 


Gantos, Alex 


Science 


Gavaghan, Brian 


English 


Gibbs, Matthew 


Science 


Gonzalez, Heather 


Foreign Language 


Gow, Michael 


Social Studies 


Guarino, Veronique 


Foreign Language 


Guditis, Steve 


Social Studies 



BA, California State University 
MEd, Azusa Pacific University 
BA, Trinity College 
MEd, Lesley College 
MEd, Endicott College 



BS, MEd, Boston State College 

BS,Westfield State 

BS, MEd, Bridgewater State 

BA,MAT, Boston University 

BS, MS, Southern Connecticut 

State University 
BS, Northeastern University 
BA,MEd, University of MA 
BS, Simmons College 
BA, George Washington Univ 
BA, Worcester State College 
MEd, Cambridge College 
BFA, Massachusetts College of Art 
BS, University of Connecticut 
Masters, Cambridge College 
BA,MA, Manst College 
Bachelor of Music,University 

of Massachusetts 
BS, Bradley University 
MEd, Cambridge College 
BS, Boston State College 
MEd, Cambridge College 
BA, Wheaton College 
MA, Simmons College 
BS, Boston University 
BFA, Tufts University 
MAT, Simmons College 
BA, St. Anselm College 
BS, Worcester Polytechnic 

Institute 
BA, Oberlin College 
BS, University of Wisconsin 
BA, University of Mass/Amherst 
BA, Hamilton College 
MEd, Harvard Graduate School 

of Education 



2007 



1998 



1998 
2001 
2006 
1995 
1997 
1997 
2007 
2006 
1998 
2007 

2007 
2006 
1988 
2006 
1986 

2005 
1974 

2005 
2000 

2004 

1978 

2005 

2000 
2006 

2007 
2007 

2004 
2001 
2004 
2002 



98 









Medfield 


Name 


Position 


Education 


Appointment 


Gumas, Marissa 


Mathematics 


BA, Arcadia University 
MEd, Lesley University 


2001 


Haycock, Jonathan 


Librarian 


BS, MEd, Boston University 


1998 


Heim, Jason 


Science 


BS, SUNY, Albany 
MAT, Simmons College 


2002 


Hellerstein, Seth 


Social Studies 


BA, Beloit College 
MEd, University of VT 
CAS, Trinity College, VT 


1999 


Hoffman, Janice 


English 


BA, Emmanuel College 
MA,University of Madrid, Spain 


1973 


Ibrahim, Susan 


Foreign Language 


BS, Boston University 
MEd,Boston College 


2001 


Jalkut, Maryann 


Rdng/Soc. Studies 


BS, Framingham State College 


1987 


Kirby, Ann 


Mathematics 


BA, MEd, Boston College 


2003 


Lombardi, Patricia 


Mathematics 


BA, St. Mary's College 

MS, University of Notre Dame 


1994 


Manning, Deborah 


Social Studies 


BA, Hamilton College 
MEd, Lesley University 


2002 


Manning, Kristin 


Foreign Language 


BA, University of Vermont 
MAT, Quinnipiac College 


2003 


McConnell, Ellen 


English 


BA, Marymount College 
MA, Northeastern University 


1992 


Meaney, Donna 


Technology Assistant 




1993 


Millard, Matthew 


Mathematics 


BS, Gordon College 


2005 


Miller, Martha 


English/LA 


BA, Framingham State College 
MEd, State College at Boston 


1988 


Moran, Jill 


Music 


BS, University of Connecticut 


2007 


Muscatell, Gina 


Science 


BS, Worcester State College 


2007 


Nixon, Sarah 


Library Assistant 




2006 


O'Neil, Joyce 


Physical Education 


BS, University of Wisconsin 


1993 


Porter-Fahey, Loretta 


Health Education 


BS, University of Maine 
MS, Cambridge College 


1980 


Potts, Eva 


Consumer & Family 


BS, UCLA 


2000 




Science 


MEd, Framingham State 




Russell, Ellen 


Technology Assistant 




2001 


Shiff, Mary 


Art 


BFA, Massachusetts College of 

Art 
BA, University of Rhode Island 


1996 


Silva, Judith 


Science 


2006 


Sperling, Keri 


Mathematics 


BA, Bridgewater State College 
MEd, Lesley University 


2000 


Standring, Nancy 


Library Assistant 




1992 


Stow, Anne 


Reading 


BS, Boston University 
MEd, Lesley University 


2006 


Sullivan, John 


Social Studies 


BA,MA, Northeastern University 


2004 


S-Thompson, Caitlin 


Mathematics 


BS, Boston University 


2007 


Sullivan, Wendy 


Technology Assistant 




2002 



99 



Name 



Position 



Education 



Medfield 
Appointment 



Taliaferro, Travis 
Tasker, Geraldine 


Social Studies 
Social Studies 


Tatarka, Nicholas 


Orchestra 


Walker, Doris 


English 


Winter, Erin 
Wroten, Theresa 


English 
Music/Chorus 


Zaia, Diane 


Science 



BA,MEd, Plymouth State College 2001 
BA, Our Lady of the Elms College 1986 
MEd, Lesley College 
Bachelor of Music, Boston 2006 

University 
B A, University of Maine 1987 

MAT, Bridgewater State College 
BA, Framingham State 2007 

Bachelor of Music 2000 

Boston Conservatory 
AS, Westbrook College 1995 

BS, Northeastern University 
MS, University of Rhode Island 



100 



DALE STREET SCHOOL 









Medfield 


Name 


Position 


Education 


Appointment 


Cave, Kim 


Principal 


BS, Framingham State 
MS, Boston University 


1987 


Moon, Martha 


Secretary 




1992 


Englehardt, Nancy 


Secretary 




1997 


Abner, Deborah 


Librarian 


BFA, College of New Rochelle 
MA, University of Louisville 
MS, Simmons College 


2004 


Belmont, Katherine 


Grade 4 


BS, Framingham State College 


1971 


Burnham, Elizabeth 


Grade 4 


BA, University of Maine 
MAT, Simmons College 


1999 


Carey, Pauline 


Health 


BS, Springfield College 
MEd, Cambridge College 


1992 


Cook, Lynne 


Reading 


BS, Springfield College 
MEd, Lesley University 


1999 


Cowell, Kerry 


Grade 5 


BA, Bridgewater State College 


2002 


Crable, Heidi 


Grade 4 


BS, University of Maine 


1994 


Curran, Kathleen 


Grade 4 


BS, University of Mass/Amherst 
MBA, Northeastern University 


2000 


Dauphinee, Christian 


Grade 4 


Associate, Dean College 
Bachelors, Assumption College 


2007 


Deveno, Nancy 


Art 


BSAE, Mass. College of Art 
MSAE,Mass. College of Art 


1993 


Dodge, Maureen 


Grade 4 


BA, University of California 
MEd, National University 


2004 


Douglas, Michael 


Grade 4 


BS, Stonehill College 
MEd, Cambridge College 


1995 


Farioli, Shannon 


Grade 5 


BS, MEd, Northeastern University 


2003 


Fromen, Deborah 


Technology Assistant 




2001 


Harrington, Lauren 


Grade 4 


BA, Notre Dame College 


1967 


Harris, Elizabeth 


Lunchroom Assistant 




1997 


Hayes, Margot 


Grade 4 


BA, Bridgewater State College 


2007 


Katz, Elise 


Librarian 


BA, University of Illinois 
MLS, Simmons College 


2007 


Kristof, Ann 


Grade 4 


BS, Framingham State College 


1974 


Lowerre, Julie 


Grade 5 


BS, Indiana State University 


2004 


Mason, Michael 


Grade 5 


BS, Northeastern University 


1989 






MEd, Bridgewater State University 


McKechnie, Claire 


Grade 5 


BA, Boston College 
MEd, Cambridge College 


1977 


Nelson, Laura 


Grade 5 


BA, University of Massachsuetts 
MEd, Cambridge College 


1972 


Olson, Janice 


Grade 4 


BS, Boston State College 


1973 


O'Rourke, Joanne 


Lunchroom Assistant 




2005 



101 









Medfield 


Name 


Position 


Education 


Appointment 


Oxholm, Barbara 


Music 


BM, University of Lowell 

MM, New England Conservatory 


1999 


Pendleton, Anne 


Reading 


BS, University of Southern Maine 
MA, University of Lowell 


1995 


Pope, William 


Physical Education 


Associate, Dean College 
BS, Springfield College 


1977 


Reynolds, Mairi 


Physical Education 


BS, Boston University 


2001 


Sager, Bethany 


Grade 5 


BA, Mount Holyoke College 
MEd, Framingham State College 


1996 


Scollins, Suzanne 


Grade 4 


BA, Merrimack College 


2006 


Thornton, Maria 


Library Assistant 




2004 


Walunas, Kathy 


Grade 5 


BA, Boston College 


1991 


White, Joseph 


Grade 5 


BS, Northeastern University 


1992 



Woodman, Susan 



Grade 5 



MEd, University of Massachusetts 
BA, Boston University 



1993 



102 



RALPH WHEELOCK SCHOOL 



Medfield 



Name 


Position 


Education 


Appointment 


Allen, Patty 


Principal 


BS, Westfield State College 
MA, Wheelock College 
CAGS, Emmanuel College 


2004 


Naughton, Karen 


Secretary 




1985 


Monahan, Luanne 


Secretary 




2002 


Appleyard, Cynthia 


Grade 2 


BA, University of Vermont 
MA, Lesley University 


2005 


Balardini, Stacey 


Grade 2 


BA, Providence College 
MS, Wheelock College 


2006 


Braverman, Nancy 


Math Assistant/Lunchroom Assistant 


2004 


Carey, Ann 


Grade 2 


BSEd, Framingham State College 


1971 


Dowd, Emily 


Grade 3 


BS, Plymouth State University 


2006 


Dunlea, Cheryl 


Grade 3 


BA, Boston College 


1986 


Fine, Madeline 


Art 


BA, University of Massachusetts 


2001 






MSAE, Mass College of Art & Design 


Flynn, Deborah 


Grade 3 


BA, MAT, Quinnipiac University 


2006 


Frewald, Dorothy 


Technology Assistant 




1993 


Gerondeau-Duffy, Jean 


Reading 


BS, Boston College 
MEd, Rutgers University 


2006 


Grant, Ann 


Grade 2 


BA, University of Massachusetts 


1993 


Harlow, Kathleen 


Grade 3 


BA, Stonehill College 
MS, Wheelock College 


2001 


Hevey, Sarah 


Grade 3 


BA, Merrimack College 
MEd, Lesley University 


2007 


Interrante, Janice 


Grade 3 


BA, Marywood University 


1986 


Kuehl, James 


Grade 3 


B A, University of Arizona 
MA, Simmons College 


1997 


Lennon, Joan 


Grade 2 


BA, Boston College 
MEd, Lesley University 


2002 


Lynch, Noelle 


Grade 2 


BA, Boston College 

MEd, University of Mass/Boston 


2001 


Lynn, Rachel 


Grade 3 


BS, North Adams State College 


1997 






M,SpecEd, Framingham State College 


Marsette, Elizabeth 


Grade 2(LOA) 


BA, Hamilton College 
MEd, Boston College 


2001 


McEllhenny, Caren 


Library Assistant 




2006 


Morris, Regina 


Grade 2 


BS, MEd, Framingham State 


1976 


Murphy, Sarah 


Grade 2 


BS, Framingham State College 


2006 


Myers, Judith 


Reading 


BA, Clark University 

MS, Long Island University 


1998 


Newton, Debra 


Grade 3 


BA, MEd, University of New 
Hampshire 


1996 


Osborn, Jennifer 


Grade 2 


BA, Roger Williams University 


2007 


Parmenter, Dorothy 


Music 


BA, Marymount College 


1978 



MEd, Lesley College 



103 



Medfield 

Name Position Education A ppointment 

Pope, Susan Librarian BA, University of Vermont 1979 

MLS, University of Illinois 
Sheehan, Nicole Grade 3 BSEd,Bridgewater State College 1994 

MSEd, Wheelock College 
Slason, Michael Physical Education BA, New Mexico Highlands Univ. 1986 

Spierdowis, Sandy Health BS, University of Mass,Amherst 2007 

Stevens, Nicholas Physical Education BS, Springfield College 1995 

MEd, Cambridge College 
Sullivan, Nicole Grade 2 BA, University of Rochester 2001 

MEd, Boston University 
Watson, Erin Grade 3 BA, University of New Hampshire 1995 

MEd, Lesley College 
Wile, Jacqueline Reading Assistant 1999 



104 



MEMORIAL SCHOOL 









Medfield 


Name 


Position 


Education 


Appointment 


Trasher, Andrea 


Principal 


BSBusAdmin, Northeastern 

University 
MEd, Bridgewater State College 


1994 






Administrator Certification, Northeastern 






University 




Driscoll, Marcia 


Secretary 




1989 


Policella, Lynn 


Secretary 




1998 


Colantoni, Juliana 


Grade 1 


BS, Wheelock College 
MEd, Lesley University 


1991 


Cooney, Susan 


Reading 


BA, Tufts University 
MA, Simmons College 
MS, Wheelock College 


2001 


Cronin, Susan 


Teacher Assistant 




2000 


Crowell, Deirdre 


Teacher Assistant 




2004 


DiMarzo, Barbara 


Grade 1 


BS, Boston State College 
MA, Lesley College 


1990 


Elrick, Stefanie 


Grade 1 


BA, Assumption College 
MA, Simmons College 


2003 


Estes, Kimberly 


Teacher Assistant 




2001 


Grace, Herbert 


Physical Education 


BS, Keene State College 
MA, Cambridge College 


1992 


Grace, Paula 


Kindergarten 


BS, Westfield State College 
MEd, Lesley College 


2007 


Graham, Karen 


Physical Education 


BS, Boston University 


1989 


Green, Susan 


Kindergarten 


BA, University of Massachusetts 


1991 


Groden, Randie 


Librarian 


BA, University of Maryland 
MLS, Rutgers University 


2001 


Guilbert, Alison 


Grade 1 


BS, University of Vermont2001 
MEd, Lesley University 




Guilmette, Gail 


Kindergarten 


BA, Our Lady of the Elms College 


: 1988 


Hedberg, Marie 


Kindergarten 


BA, Boston College 
MEd, Lesley College 


1999 


Herring, Heather 


Grade 1 


BA, Assumption College 
MA, Lesley University 


2001 


Johnson, Janet 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Jones, Deborah 


Teacher Assistant 




1999 


Kramer, Erica 


Library Assistant 




2005 


Maalouf, Raymonde 


Teacher Assistant 




1998 


McAvoy, Susan 


Kindergarten 


BS, MA, Framingham State 
College 


2000 


McNicholas, Maura 


Teacher Assistant 




1998 


McQuillan, Christa 


Technology Assistant 




2007 


Mulock, Louise 


Teacher Assistant 




2000 


Nicholson, Margaret 


Grade 1 


BA, Newton College of the 


1978 



Sacred Heart 
MEd, Lesley College 



105 



Medfield 



Name 


Position 


Education 


Appointment 


Nickerson, Jeninne 


Kindergarten 


BS, Bridgewater State 


1998 


O'Brien, Teri 


Instructional Technology 


BA, National College of the 

Sacred Heart 
MEd, Northeastern University 


1984 


O'Connor-Fischer 


Teacher Assistant 




2003 


Oppel, Heidi 


Teacher Assistant 




1998 


Paget, Christine 


Grade 1 


BA, Framingham State College 
MEd, Lesley University 


1990 


Pendergast, Marie 


Grade 1 


BA, University of MA 
MEd, University of MA 
MSpEd,Framingham State College 


1998 


Pollock, Allison 


Grade 1 


BA, University of Vermont 
MEd, Lesley College 


1992 


Ravinski, Kathleen 


Grade 1 


BA, Wheaton College 
MAT, Simmons College 


2001 


Reardon, Suzanne 


Reading Assistant 




2002 


Roman, Jennifer 


Grade 1 


BA, Smith College 
MEd, Boston College 


2003 


Ruggiero, David 


Music 


BS, Bryant College 
MEd, Lesley University 


2002 


Singer, Laura 


Reading 


BS, St. Bonaventure University 
MS, University of Bridgeport 


1990 



106 



PUPIL SERVICES 









Medfield 


Name 


Position 


Education 


Appointment 


McArdle, Kathleen 


Director 


BS, Fitchburg State College 
MS, Simmons College 
MBA, Boston University 


1995 


Lowd, Diane 


Secretary 




1998 


Mitchell, Kim 


Secretary 




2000 


Birkett, Janet 


Secretary 




2000 


Moores, Andrea 


Secretary 




2004 


Allen, Tracy 


Guidance 


BA, Vassar College 
MA, Boston College 


2004 


Andrews, Gillian 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Anelauskas, Mary 


Teacher Assistant 




1998 


Bass, Lisa 


Guidance 


BA, James Madison University 
MA, Boston College 


2007 


Berkowitz, Sara 


Teacher Assistant 




2005 


Biedrzycki, Kathleen 


Teacher Assistant 




2006 


Bockhorst, Kathleen 


Guidance 


BA, Bates College 
MA, Boston College 


2004 


Bosh, Maryellen 


Psychologist 


BA, St. Anselm College 
MA, Tufts University 


1998 


Brown, Judith 


Teacher Assistant 




1992 


Brown, Michelle 


Teacher Assistant 




2006 


Callan, Knar 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Carey, Joan 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Carey, Tim 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Chen, Joy 


Occupational Therapist 


BA, Oberlin College 
MS, Boston University 


1994 


Chlebda, Kanee 


Teacher Assistant 




2006 


Clancy, Michelle 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Cohen, Christine 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Cohen, Suzanne 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Collins, Kate 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Connelly, Janet 


Nurse 


BSN, St. Anselm College 


2006 


Connor, Donna 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Corey, Suzanne 


Teacher Assistant 




2005 


DaCosta, David 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


DeGeorge, Sally 


Integrated Preschool 


BS,SUNY/Genesco 
MSEd, Boston College 


2004 


Domeshek, Carol Ann 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Dunn, Jean 


Teacher Assistant 




2000 


Findley, Stephanie 


Guidance 


BS, MEd, Springfield College 


2006 


Foley, Marie 


Guidance 


BS, Curry College 

MEd, University of Massachusetts 

CAGS, University of Mass,Boston 


2005 


Frauenberger, Gretchen 


School Physician 






Frazier, Kimberly 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Fuglestad, Joanne 


Teacher Assistant 




1999 


Gerry-Coveney, Robin 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 



107 



Name 



Position 



Education 



Medfield 
Appointment 



Ghantous, Carolyn 
Giggi, Gail 
Gordon, Beverly 

Gross, Susan 

Guglietta, Maureen 
Heafitz, Michael 

Hunter, Ann 
Imbrogna, Ann 

Jacomme, Cori 

Johnson, Susan 



Teacher Assistant 
Teacher Assistant 
Learning Specialist 

Learning Specialist 

Teacher Assistant 
Learning Specialist 

Teacher Assistant 
Integrated Kindergarten 

Psychology 

Learning Specialist 



BA, Pottsdam State University 
MSEd, The College of St. Rose 
BA, Colgate University 
MEd, Framingham State College 

BA, Connecticut College 
MEd, Boston College 

BS, North Adams State College 
MEd, Bridgewater State College 
BS, University of Washington 
MS, University of Rhode Island 
BA, Northwestern University 
MEd, Boston University 
JD, Suffolk University 



2001 
2005 
1993 

2003 

1987 
2007 

2007 
2005 

2005 

2002 



Karg, Cynthia 


Teacher Assistant 




2006 


Keteltas, Cynthia 


Learning Specialist 


BA, University of Massachusetts 
MEd, Cambridge College 


2007 


Kirby, Kristen 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Krah, Kerrie 


Speech/Language 


BS, Marquette University 
Master of Arts, Hofstra University 


2000 


Lahaie, Rebecca 


Psychologist 


BA, University of Vermont 


2007 






MEd, CAGS, University of Massachusetts 


Lavelle, Patricia 


Speech/ Language 


BA, Marywood College 
MEd, Northeastern University 


1994 


Lawrence, Rebecca 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Lowney, Tara 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Mandosa, Heather 


Guidance 


BA, St. Anslem College 
MEd, Cambridge College 


2001 


Marenghi, Matthew 


Guidance 


BA, University of Massachusetts/ 

Lowell 
MEd, Boston University 


2002 


Miller, Judith 


Teacher Assistant 




2006 


Muir, Connie 


Teacher Assistant 




1992 


Mullen, Patricia 


Learning Specialist 


BA, Stonehill College 

MEd, Framingham State College 

CAGS, Bridgewater State College 


2001 


Murphy, Marcia 


Learning Specialist 


BA, Westfield State College 
MEd, Framingham State College 


2005 


Musmon, Sari 


Guidance(LOA) 


BS, University of Mass/Amherst 
MEd, Boston University 


2000 


O'Brien, Rosemary 


Teacher Assistant 




2006 


Ormbeg, Erik 


Guidance 


BA, Ithaca College 
MEd, Suffolk University 


1998 


O' Sullivan, Barbara 


Teacher Assistant 




2002 


O'Sullivan, Mary 


Learning Specialist 


BA, Providence College 


2002 



Patch, Mary 



Nurse 



MA, Framingham State College 
BSN, University of Wisconsin 



1995 



108 



Name 



Position 



Education 



Medfield 
Appointment 



Pelrine, Diane 
Perazzelli, Matthew 
Preikszas, Mary 

Pugatch, Diane 

Radford, Kathy 
Read, Susan 
Riccio, Julia 

Robinson, Judith 



Teacher Assistant 
Teacher Assistant 
Learning Specialist 

Learning Specialist 

Teacher Assistant 
Teacher Assistant 
Speech/Language 

Inclusion Coordinator 



2007 
2007 
BS, Frostburg State College 1996 

MS, Framingham State College 
BS, Boston University 1995 

MS,Ed, Lesley College 

2007 
2004 
BA, Bates College 2000 

MS, Teachers College, Columbia Univ. 



AB, Boston University 
Masters, Newton College of 
the Sacred Heart 



1988 



Rockwood, Carmen 


Teacher Assistant 




2007 


Salamone, Mary 


Learning Specialist 


BS, Wheelock College 
MEd, Cambridge College 


1995 


Scheld, Nancy 


Teacher Assistant 




1997 


Schiemer, Nancy 


Nurse 


BSN, University of Bridgeport 
MA, New York University 


2003 


Singer, Margaret 


Occupational Therapist 


BA, SUNY/Oneonta 
MA, Adelphi University 
MS, Boston University 


1998 


Snyder, Trinka 


Psychologist 


BA, MS, University of 
Pennsylvania 


2002 






MBA, George Washington University 






CAGS, University of Massachusetts 


Sockol, Dawn 


Case Manager 


BA,MEd, Michigan State Univ. 
CAGS, Rhode Island College 


1985 


Speroni, Richard 


Teacher Assistant 




2000 


Strekalovsky, Elisabeth 


Psychologist 


BA, Middlebury College 

MEd, Lesley College 

MEd, CAGS, University of MA 


1998 


Sullivan, Barbara 


Learning Specialist 


BS, Framingham State College 
MEd, Boston State College 


1995 


Taft, Alicia 


Elementary Inclusion 


BA, Clark University 


2007 




Coordinator 


MS, Boston University 
CAGS, Boston College 




Thomas, Annie 


Teacher Assistant 




2003 


Thompson, Kathleen 


Nurse 


BS, Salem State College 
MS, Boston College 


1997 


Tilden, Susan 


Speech/Language 


BA, Boston College 
MA, Michigan State 


2005 


Triest, Sherry 


Teacher Assistant 




2002 


Tubridy, Susan 


Teacher Assistant 




2003 


Typadis, Angela 


Integrated Preschool 


BA, Stonehill College 


1989 



Vancura, Dorothy 



Speech/Language 



MEd, Bridgewater State College 
BA, Bridgewater State College 



2007 



MS, Southern Connecticut State College 



109 









Medfield 


Name 


Position 


Education 


Appointment 


Villone, Nancy 


Teacher Assistant 




2005 


Vozella, Anne 


Guidance 


BA, College of the Holy Cross 
MEd, Boston University 


2007 


Williams, Patricia 


Nurse 


BSN, Boston College 
MBA, Virginia Polytech 


2006 


Zappala, John 


Special Education 


BS, Bridgewater State College 
MEd, Lesley College 


2007 


Zappula, MaryEllen 


Nurse 


BSN, Salve Regina University 


2005 


Zrike, Sara 


Teacher Assistant 




1999 



110 



FOOD SERVICES 



Mintzer, Richard 

Miller, Terry 

Anderson, Ruth 

Bickel, Catherine 

Brown, Angela 

Clark, Heather 

David, Denise 

DeRoche, Nancy 

Evans, Sandra (Manager) 

Friel, Nancy 

Hart, Tina 

Heidke, Darlene 

Hill, Mary 

Hoyt, Maria 

Hughes, Janice 

Jones, Christina (Manager) 

Konevich, Stephanie (Manager) 

LaPlante, Laurie (Manager) 

Manning, Linda 

McCarthy, Hazel 

Mullen, Joanne 

Nelson, Carol (Manager) 

Szylkonis, Fran 



Food Services Director 

Food Services Secretary 

High School 

Blake Middle School 

High School 

High School 

Ralph Wheelock School 

High School 

Dale Street School 

Dale Street School 

High School 

Blake Middle School 

Ralph Wheelock School 

Ralph Wheelock School 

Dale Street School 

Blake Middle School 

Memorial School 

Ralph Wheelock School 

Dale Street School 

Memorial School 

Blake Middle School 

High School 

Blake Middle School 



111 



PLANT MANAGEMENT 



Bernard Spillane 

Bond, Robert 

Brown, Wayne(Head Custodian) 

Burke, Stephen 

Burton, Linda 

Floser, Ronald 

Frazier, Matthew 

Glassman, Barry 

Guy, Steven 

Hayes, Ronald 

Hinkley, Paul 

Howland, George (Head Custodian) 

Jackson, Michael 

Johnson, Donald (Head Custodian) 

Johnson, Michael 

Kadehjian, Robert (Head Custodian) 

MacPherson, John(Head Custodian) 

Martin, Henry 

Murphy, Brian 

Murray, Jeffrey 

Nicolazzo, Anthony 

Norian, Paul 

Quayle, Thomas 

Rogers, Thomas 

Stavris, Kenneth 

Vogel, Keith 

Volpicelli, Brian 



Director 

Maintenance 

Dale Street School 

Dale Street 

Blake Middle School 

High School 

Blake Middle School 

Maintenance 

Memorial School 

High School 

Central Office 

Memorial School 

Maintenance 

High School 

Blake Middle School 

Blake Middle School 

Ralph Wheelock School 

Dale Street School 

High School 

Blake Middle School 

High School 

Ralph Wheelock School 

Maintenance 

Memorial School 

High School 

Memorial School 

Ralph Wheelock School 



112 



REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND 

OPERATIONS 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

I am pleased to submit to you and the citizens of Medfield the 2007 Annual Report of the 
Director of Finance and Operations. I remain confident that the financial and operational 
components of the Medfield Public Schools are well-positioned to continue to contribute 
to the ongoing excellence of the system. 

In the area of building maintenance, the School Committee and District Administration 
continued to address the capital improvement and maintenance needs of the facilities. 
Funds are budgeted and expended annually to continue the process of replacing carpeting 
and tiling, classroom furniture and repainting interior spaces as needed. With 
cooperation from individuals throughout the District, we continued to focus on energy 
usage in all of our facilities. We were successful in mitigating the impacts of the dramatic 
spike in energy costs which continue to be experienced nationwide. Utilizing the 
methodology provided through the Benchmarking Initiative Project (which provided a 
comprehensive Energy Efficiency Opportunity Assessment of the Dale Street School at 
no cost to the District), we have been able to begin to quantify the results we have 
attained through our efforts. At that facility we have achieved an Adjusted Percent 
Energy Reduction of more than 20% since the spring of 2005. On a somewhat related 
topic, we began to significantly expand our recycling in 2007. The list of items we 
recycle has grown from corrugated cardboard to include office paper, catalogs and 
magazines, plastics, milk/juice cartons amongst other materials. The enthusiasm of our 
staff and students in making this expanded program a success (both environmentally and 
financially) is rewarding. Based on these results, we are expanding this effort throughout 
the system in 2008. 

We continued to address accessibility and security issues throughout our buildings. We 
secured funding in 2006 for the installation of a vertical lift at the Wheelock School to 
improve accessibility at this facility. This project was put to bid and work was completed 
in the spring of 2007. In addition, we installed entrance security systems at the Dale 
Street and Wheelock Schools (the other three facilities were provided such systems 
through the building projects). 

The five-year capital budget is updated annually. The expertise that Bernie Spillane, 
Director of Plant Management, provides during this endeavor has been invaluable. This 
planning and management tool provides a systematic analysis of the capital needs of the 
system and its facilities. The capital plan continues to focus on the Dale Street and 
Wheelock Schools, and attempts to provide a realistic assessment of our building and 
maintenance requirements within the context of fiscal realities. Through this process it 



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has become clear that in order to provide the appropriate learning environment while 
concurrently preserving our financial resources, it is important that we replace the single- 
paned windows at these buildings. This has become increasingly important given the 
rapid rise in energy costs. As such, funds were received in 2007 to continue to replace 
windows at the Dale Street School. We obtained an appropriation of $39,000 for this 
work and nine (9) additional windows were installed. We expect to seek funding for 
additional windows during the next few years. In 2007 we also renovated the rest room 
facilities at the Wheelock School, providing new partitions and floors. Finally, we 
repaved the circular drive at the Adams Street entrance to the Dale Street School. 

We implemented technology enhancements to our support systems during the year. In 
the area of facility maintenance we instituted an on-line work order processing and 
management system whereby staff can inform appropriate personnel of the maintenance 
and repair needs in their respective areas. Not only are routine requests able to be 
responded to in a more timely manner, but also we are better able to prioritize our 
response to various requests while providing information in a timely manner to those who 
are experiencing problems. In response to suggestions we had received, with the 
cooperation of the Town Treasurer we began to enable the on-line purchase of school 
lunches in the fall of 2007. We have received positive feedback on this offering and 
encourage others to utilize this system. We are looking to expand our use of similar 
technologies in the coming years. We are investigating options for the provision of 
cashless payment systems for our cafeterias and are seeking to expand our on-line facility 
work order system to include preventative maintenance of major equipment. 

Our school lunch program continues to provide appropriate and healthy meals to our 
students. Director of Food Services Rich Mintzer continues to take the initiative in 
determining the preferences of our customers in menu options while continuing to 
provide nutritionally-balanced meals. Rich remained actively involved with the District's 
Wellness Committee which was established to undertake a comprehensive examination 
of the nutritional quality of school meals, promotion of physical activity, nutrition 
education and staff wellness pursuant to recent federal legislation. We strive to continue 
to enhance our successful program while maintaining its financial viability, which 
operates distinctly from the appropriated budget. 

The budget process in 2007 culminated in the adoption of a budget for the Medfield 
Public Schools of $24,918,290. This represented an increase of $1,232,715 or 5.20% 
over the sum provided the previous year. This budget required an operational override to 
Proposition 2 Vi and we are very grateful to the Town for approving this budget. The 
ongoing budget process has focused on addressing the District's needs while maintaining 
excellence. The District and building-based administrative team have been working 
diligently in preparing a budget blueprint that incorporates the direction provided by the 
School Committee. 



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In closing, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to my co-workers and staff for 
their continued exemplary assistance. I look forward with confidence to addressing the 
opportunities and meeting the challenges which lie ahead. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Charles L. Kellner 

Director of Finance and Operations 



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REPORT OF THE AMOS CLARK KINGSBURY HIGH 

SCHOOL 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

As the interim principal of the Amos Clark Kingsbury High School, I respectfully submit 
this annual report for the school year ending December 31, 2007. 

The official enrollment for the high school as of October 1, 2007, was 890. There were 
240 graduates in the Class of 2007. Ninety-six percent of the graduating class went on to 
college. Included among the colleges these students attend are: Bates College, Boston 
College, Boston University, Cornell, College of Charleston, Loyola College in Maryland, 
Massachusetts College of Art, Northeastern, Northwestern, Providence College, 
University of Pennsylvania, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

Members of the Class of 2007 exhibited great leadership, service, and academic prowess. 
Seventy-seven graduates were members of the National Honor Society. Olufunmilayo 
Adebayo and Scott Yerganian were selected as the Honor Essayists for graduation and 
were recognized after their speeches at the graduation exercises on Sunday, June 3, 2007. 
During the Class Day exercises, Jeffrey A. Cook (Class of 1964) was recognized as an 
outstanding graduate of Medfield High who has made significant contributions to his 
community and country. A plaque in his honor has been placed in the "Hall of 
Excellence" at Medfield High. Three longtime Medfield High School teachers were also 
recognized for their years of service to the youth of Medfield. We were extremely sorry 
to say goodbye to Ellen Dugan, Vinnie Joseph, and Gary Stockbridge, who retired in 
June. 

Two members of the class were selected as National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists. 
Olufunmilayo Adebayo and Michael Hendrix were chosen from 15,000 participants 
based on their 2005 PSAT scores. Eleven students were recognized as commended 
scholars: Sutton Dewey, John Farrar, Katherine Horan, Jeffrey Kimball, Joshua Minsky, 
Diana Nearhos, Dan Palermo, Lisa Redden, Mary Stamer, Ryan Summers, and Ashley 
Tuccero were among the top one percent of high scoring students in the nation. These 
students received a certificate of achievement from the National Merit Scholarship 
Corporation. 

Again this year over 97% of the senior class took the College Board Examinations. The 
mean score on the critical reading portion of the SAT I was 570, math was 580 and 
writing was 560. These scores are well above the state and national averages. Each year 
our 10 th grade students participate in the state assessment program. The MCAS results 
from the Spring 2007 testing were outstanding. The scores show that 96% of our 10 l 
grade students scored in the Advanced/Proficient range in English/Language Arts 
(compared to 71% in the state), and 97% of our 10 th grade students placed in the 



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Advanced/Proficient range in mathematics (compared to 69% at the state level). In 
addition, information regarding the Science and Technology MCAS showed that, for the 
Introductory Physics test, 71% of the students scored in the Advanced/Proficient range 
(compared to 48% statewide). In Biology, the freshmen students combined to have 92% 
scoring in the Advanced/Proficient range (compared to 42% statewide). In February of 
2007, Medfield High School was selected as a Commonwealth Compass School. The 
award was based on high performance on MCAS tests in English language arts and 
mathematics during the previous two years. 

In December Medfield High School received a Silver Medal from U.S. News & World 
Reports in their first annual list of America's Best Schools. This recognition was based 
on three categories: standardized test performance, proficiency rates for all students and 
challenging college-ready curriculum. 

Medfield High School students also excelled beyond the classroom (please see the report 
of the Director of Athletics). Nearly ninety percent of the student body elected to 
participate in student government, a school club, music, drama, or athletic programs. In 
June of 2007, boys lacrosse team members were crowned state champions. This allowed 
Medfield High School to finish the school year with state championships in three 
different sports. Additionally, for the third year running, Medfield High School was the 
runner-up for the Dalton Award. This award is given annually by the Boston Globe to the 
Division III school with the best winning percentage in athletics. In November, Medfield 
High was awarded the District C Sportsmanship Award by the MIAA in recognition of 
high standards of ethics and integrity in interscholastic athletics. 

In addition, our music program received many accolades and awards for their 
performances. The jazz ensemble was asked to perform at Boston's Esplanade for the 
sixth straight year, the string quartet performed at the Follen Church Society in Lexington 
as part of the MICCA Honors Concert, and the marching band performed at Gillette 
Stadium during the High School Superbowl halftime. Gold medals were won by the jazz 
ensemble at district and state competitions and also by the string quartet. Chorus, 
orchestra, band and the flute ensemble received silver medals at the MICCA Festival. 
Seven students were chosen for district music ensembles and three students were selected 
for All-State music ensembles. One of our students, Matt Aucoin, won first prize in the 
International Association of Jazz Educator's Massachusetts Composition Competition. 

In the spring, our theatre program presented the musical, Fiddler on the Roof, to sold-out 
houses. The talent of our many fine performers was clearly evident. Over two hundred 
students participated in this production. In November, the play, Desk Set, was 
performed. 

The 2007 Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards were presented in February. Seven 
Medfield High School students received awards for their art submissions. Nick Pope and 
Peter Modest represented MHS last spring at the Worcester Art Museum's Arts Allstate. 



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High school juniors from all over the state converged to collaborate with 16 professional 
artists and mentors. 

Professional development goals for faculty and staff continued to focus on looking at 
student work using the school-wide rubrics. These rubrics reflect the school's mission - 
targeting and identifying a successful level of achievement on the learner outcomes. This 
work was part of the preparation for the New England Association of Schools and 
Colleges self-evaluation process scheduled for 2008. Enhancing technology was also a 
major component of our professional development work; training included utilization of 
Smart Boards, Power Point, Excel, and United Streaming Video. Several departments 
proceeded with curriculum mapping and essential questions for new courses. The social 
studies department expanded its efforts to realign its curriculum with the new state 
curriculum frameworks. In addition, faculty continues to be supported in their pursuit of 
excellence through such activities as the Teacher as Scholars Program and the Research 
for Better Teaching courses. 

As the interim principal of Medfield High School, I am extremely pleased with the many 
achievements of our students and faculty. On behalf of the Medfield High School 
community, I would like to thank the School Committee, the Superintendent of Schools, 
the Medfield High School Boosters, the Medfield Coalition for Public Education, and the 
many parents and community members for their continued support of our programs and 
of our students. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Judith E. Noble 
Interim Principal 




A Trip to Boston Garden 





A Surprise visit from Gary Stockbridge 



Scholastic Art Award Winners 



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Commencement 
Exercises of 

MEDFIELD 
HIGH SCHOOL 




The Amos Clark 

Kingsbury High School 

Class of 2007 

Sunday, June 3, 2007 

2:00 P.M. 
Medfield High School 



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Mcdficld 
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CLASS OF 2007 CLASS OFFICERS 

Michael Shea, President 

Samuel Major, Vice President 

Jennifer Haskell, Secretary 

Zachary Trahan, Treasurer 

Tracy Tasi 
Sarah Rodenhi 
Class Advisors 



ADMINISTRATION 

Robert C. Maguire, Superintendent 

Kathleen McArdle, Director of Pupil Services 

Andrew W. Keough, Ed.D., Principal 

Jeffrey D. Sperling, Dean of Students 

Kathleen Nunes, Dean of Academics 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Susan C. Cotter, Chairperson 

Timothy J. Bonfatti 

Carolyn P. Casey 

Susan L. Ruzzo 

Debra M. Noschese 



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High ^^^^^^^^— ^»^^^^^^^^™^^^^^^— 
School 

GRADUATION PROGRAM 

PROCESSIONAL Medfield High School Band 

NATIONAL ANTHEM Brooke Cohen 

OPENING REMARKS Susan C. Cotter 

WELCOME Michael Shea 

President, Class of 2007 

HONOR ESSAYISTS Olufunmilayo Adebayo 

Scott Yerganian 

CHORAL SELECTION Senior Choir 

"In My Life" 

SENIOR SPEAKER Samuel Major 

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL Andrew W. Keough 

PRESENTATION OF CLASS GIFT Zachary Trahan 

Treasurer, Class of 2007 

PRESENTATION OF DIPLOMAS* 

Susan C. Cotter Medfield School Committee 

Robert C. Maguire Superintendent of Schools 

Andrew W. Keough Principal 

RECESSIONAL Medfield High School Band 

*PLEASE REFRAIN FROM APPLAUSE UNTIL ALL 
GRADUATES HAVE RECEIVED THEIR DIPLOMAS 



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^ h-^HHIUH^^^bh Medficld 

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^™^H High 

School 

AWARDS 

PRESENTED AT SENIOR RECOGNITION NIGHT 

May 31, 2007 

Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship Award Samuel Major 

Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Nomination Jeffrey Kimball 

MSSAA Leadership Award Danielle Lagman 

National Merit Commended Scholars Paul Dewey, John Farrar, Katherine Horan, 

Jeffrey Kimball, Joshua Minsky, Diana Nearhos, Daniel Palermo, 
Lisa Redden, Mary Stamer, Ryann Summers, Ashley Tuccero 

National Achievement Scholar Recipient Olufunmilayo Adebayo 

National Merit Scholar Recipient Michael Hendrix 

Academic Excellence Awards Olufunmilayo Adebayo, Andrew Alemian, 

Mary Burchill,Victoria Carpenito, David Curran, Paul Dewey, 

Dana Goldense, Michael Hendrix, Katherine Horan, Jeffrey Kimball, 

Julian Kuk, Alexandra Maider, Samuel Major, Stephen Marvel-Coen, 

Evann McGrory, Ahson McLaughlin, Joshua Minsky, 

Benjamin Pantuck, Lisa Redden, Mary Stamer, Ryann Summers, 

Ashley Tuccero, Briana Whelan, Scott Yerganian 

Certificate of Mastery Austin Read, Alexandra Santucci 



SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS 

Medfleld High School Scholar/Athlete Award Lauren Barrett, Samuel Major 

Thomas Reis Sportsmanship Medal Meaghan Sullivan, 

Athanasios Hamos 

Medfield Ladies Spring Tennis Jessica Basiliere, James Wasley 

Medfleld Sportsmen Club's Harry S. Sonnenberg Scholarship Julie Birkett 

Lamp of Learning Awards Daniel Palermo, Robin Wheeler, Andrea Cronin, 

Steven Maalouf, Christen Cadigan 

National Honor Society Scholarships Patrick McCormick, Andrew Alemian, 

Mary Burchill, Olufunmilayo Adebayo, Katherine Horan, 
Briana Whelan, Samuel Major, Charles Parsons, Benjamin Pantuck 

Medfield Teachers Association Book Awards Ryan Ingram, Jaclyn Cardarelli, 

Olufunmilayo Adebayo 

Norfolk County Teachers Association Future Educators Scholarship Jaclyn Cardarelli 

Madelyn L. Grant Scholarship Briana Whelan, Benjamin Pantuck 

Thomas Family Dental Associates Scholarship Riya Luhar 



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High ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^™ 
School 

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS (continued) 

Medfield School Boosters Community Service Awards Margaret Carey, Scott Yerganian 

Medfield School Boosters School Spirit Scholarship Hadley Gamett, Timothy Whooley 

MedGeld Fitness Association Scholarship Award Kristin Marshall, Ian Thompson 

Peter Kennedy Memorial Scholarship Patrick Nickerson 

Medfield Youth Basketball Association Bob Porack Memorial Scholarship Jeffrey Altimar, 

Meaghan Sullivan 

Prudential Page Realty Scholarship in Memory of Roger C. Rao Thomas Curran 

Medfield Lions Gub Scholarship Dana Goldense, Joshua Minsky 

Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization Scholarship ...Daniel O'Connell, Shawn Goto 

American Legion Women's Auxiliary Scholarship Joseph Brienze 

American Legion, Beckwith Post No. 110 Scholarships Ian Thompson, 

Michael Harrington, Ashley Tuccero 

American Legion, Beckwith Post No. 110 Medals MaryStamer, Peter Alemian 

Sons of the Legion Scholarship Catrina Callow 

Medfield Youth Baseball/Softball Scholarship Meaghan Sullivan, Shawn Cioto 

Medfield High School Theatre Society Scholarships Paul Dewey, Felicia Hatem, 

Lucy Hackett, Corinna Feeley 

Theatre Society Spirit of Drama Scholarship HajierKarimi 

David E. Medeiros Theatre Society Memorial Scholarship Jake Kenney 

T.A. Blake Theatrical Society Scholarship Kerry Ricciato, Samuel Erb 

Medfield Soccer Inc. Scholarship Kevin Jordan, Jeffrey Kimball, Jennifer Haskell 

Student Council Award Scholarship Matthew Whalen 

Medfield High School Community Teens Scholarship Margaret Carey 

Paul Quatromoni Memorial Scholarship Heather Quadir 

Amy Fiske American Field Service Scholarship Corinna Feeley, Andrea Simoni 

Amy Fiske Creative Writing Award and Scholarship Timothy Whooley 

Amy Fiske All School Poetry Award Matthew Fisher 

Middlesex Savings Bank Scholarship Meghan Nowak 

Medfield Music Association Scholarship Daniel Mullaney, Matthew Magrath 

Lowell Mason Music Education Scholarship Susannah Foster 

Christopher Naughton Memorial Scholarship Stephen Marvel-Coen 

William Palumbo Baseball Scholarship Van Stevens IV 

Medfield League of Women Voters Scholarship Alexandra Maider 

Medfield Police Daniel McCarthy Memorial Scholarship Emily Kelleher 

Medfield Police Detective Robert E. Naughton Memorial Scholarship Joseph McDonald 

Benjamin Franklin Savings Bank Scholarship Olufunmilayo Adebayo 



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^^^^^^^— -^^—5-—--^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Medfield 

^^^^^^^^^^^^^s^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^m High 

School 

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS (continued) 

Hannah Adams Woman's Club Scholarship Joseph Brienze, Danielle Lagman 

Hannah Adams/Cecile Levesque Memorial Scholarship Andrea Simoni 

Medfield Permanent Firefighters Association Scholarships Catrina Callow, Corinna Feeley, 

Christopher McCarthy, Joseph Brienze 

Medfield Firefighters Mutual Relief Association Scholarships Katherine Landry, 

Catrina Callow 

Eric Michael Perkins Football Scholarship Van Stevens IV 

Medfield Youth Hockey Doug Woodruff Scholarship Kenneth Donald 

Peter Panciocco Scholarship Joseph Zappulla 

Don Brown Youth Hockey Scholarship Kasey Finn, Christopher Sullivan 

Larry Dunn Memorial Scholarship Christopher McCarthy 

David Gibbs Scholarship Lars Dankers 

Medfield High School Reunion Committee Scholarship, 

In memory of Elaine Rawding Taylor Courtney Lennon 

Young Women's Leadership Training Scholarship Heather Quadir, 

Sarah Small, Meaghan Sullivan 

MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation Stephanie Zaia 

M. Cauldwell Educational Scholarship Reis Costello 

Alton Keith Memorial Golf Scholarship Charles Estes, Jr., Jake McCampbell, 

Charles Lynch, Timothy McGillicuddy, Thomas Frasca 

Nanor Krikorian Scholarship Scott Yerganian 

Presentation of Air Force ROTC Scholarship Samuel Major 

Presentation of Naval ROTC Scholarship Mary Burchill 

Knights of Columbus Council #234 Scholarship Timothy Whooley 

United States Naval Academy Appointment Michael Shea 

CLASS OF 2007 SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS 

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Theodore Bouchard 

University of Vermont Presidential Scholarship Katherine Bragg 

Massachusetts AFL-C10 Scholarship Franco Campese 

Medfield Italian American Cultural Association Scholarship Shawn Cioto 

Temple University Scholar Award Joseph Cooke 

Pace University President's Scholarship Rachel Cram 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Scholarship John Farrar 

Mount Ida College President's Achievement Award Corinna Feeley 

Wentworth Institute of Technology Merit Award Scholarship Lucien Filip 

University of Vermont Presidential Scholarship Christopher Finn 



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School 

CLASS OF 2007 SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS (continued) 

Guilford College Achievement Award Matthew Fisher 

Northeastern University Achievement Award Robert Fitzgerald 

The Williams Chorale Bacardi Fallon Scholarship Susannah Foster 

Mount Ida College President's Achievement Award Patrick Harris 

National Merit University of Chicago Scholarship Michael Hendrix 

John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Wesley Hughes 

Northeastern University Dean's Scholarship Ryan Ingram 

Medfield Music Association President's Scholarship Ryan Ingram 

Stonehill College Presidential Scholarship Michelle Jaques 

Stonehill College Honors Scholarship Nicole Jaques 

Bendey Trustee Scholarship Jeffrey Kimball 

Case Western Reserve University Bolton Scholar Scholarship Jake Kenney 

Northeastern University Achievement Award Sean Kiley 

Medfield Music Association President's Scholarship Danielle Lagman 

Teamsters Local 25 Memorial Scholarship Matthew Magrath 

Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. Scholarship Alexandra Maider 

Procter and Gamble Fund Scholarship Alexandra Maider 

Santa Clara University Preferred Scholarship Elizabeth Mayuri 

John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Patrick McCormick 

University of Massachusetts Director's Award Patrick McCormick 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute University Award Brendan McLoughlin 

University of Wisconsin Vilas Equity Scholarship Madison Meister 

University of Maine Dean's Scholar Merit Award Patrick Nickerson 

John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Meghan Nowak 

University of Massachusetts Athletic Grant-in-Aid Meghan Nowak 

Union College Presidential Scholarship Emmet O'Connell 

University of Vermont Presidential Scholarship Kate O'Loughlin 

College of Charleston Presidential Scholarship Benjamin Pantuck 

University of Northern Colorado National Undergraduate Scholarship Jacob Parsons 

Utility Contractors' Association of New England, Inc. Scholarship Tiffany Pinciaro 

Coast Guard Academy Scholarship Cory Pray 

University of Massachusetts Commonwealth College Scholarship Andrea Simoni 

Salve Regina University Founder's Award Sarah Small 

Saint Michael's Honor Scholarship John Spillane 

Dean College Merit Commuter Grant Scott Stryjewski 

Saint Anselm College Presidential Scholarship Meaghan Sullivan 

Boston University Legacy Scholarship Andrew Thomas 

University of Maine Presidential Scholarship Dean Thuma 

Wentworth Institute of Technology Merit Award Scholarship Samuel Vogel 

University of Tampa Dean's Scholarship James Wasley 

University of Tampa Music Scholarship James Wasley 

Northeastern University Dean's Scholarship Anna Wong 

Best Buy Foundation Scholarship Scott Yerganian 



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| r — _ _— ^ . — ^— Medfield 

^^^^ ^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^— High 

School 

CLASS DAY AWARDS 

PRESENTED AT CLASS DAY JUNE 1, 2007 
ART: 

Excellence in Visual Arts Award Hilary Wise, Lisa Redden, Michael Hendrix, Jack Samels 

Boston Globe Art Award Hilary Wise, Lisa Redden, Jack Samels, Katelyn Medeiros 

Susan A. Parker Photography Award Lucy Hackett 

BUSINESS: 

Business Award Christen Cadigan 

Accounting Award Andrew Alemian 

Leadership and Entrepreneurial Spirit Ellyse Quitadamo, Ian Thompson 

ENGLISH: 

English Award , Ashley Tuccero 

Journalism Diana Nearhos 

Speech JohnSpillane 

Creative Writing Andrea Cronin 

Personal Progress Award Lars Dankers, Ari Winograd 

Yearbook: 

Excellence in Leadership/Management Kasey Finn, Alyssa Negoshian 

Excellence in Design Alexandra Wilcox, Annie Poe 

Exellence in Management Andrew Thibeault 

Excellence in Film Giovanni Colantonio, Alexander Sakach 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: 

French Andrew Alemian, Alexandra Maider 

Spanish DanaGoldense 

National Latin Exam I Lindsay Brayton, Thomas Curran 

Latin II, Maxima Cum Laude Thomas Motley, Jr., Jeffrey Kimball 

Latin U, Cum Laude Bridget Fischer, Emily O'Shaughnessy, Roy Savage, Tiffany Pinciaro 

Latin III, Magna Cum Laude Mary Burchill 

Latin III, Cum Laude Bridget Brazier, Diana Nearhos 

Latin IV, Magna Cum Laude Katherine Horan 

Excellence & Achievement in Linguistics and Language Bridget Brazier, Ashley Tuccero 

MATHEMATICS: 

American Math Competition Jake McCampbell, Charles Lynch, Timothy Whooley 

Excellence in Math Olufiinmilayo Adebayo, Briana Whelan, Andrew Alemian 

MUSIC: 

John Philip Sousa Band Ryan Ingram, Amy Krawec 

Louis Armstrong Daniel Mullaney, Wesley Hughes 

National Choral Matthew Magrath, Michelle Jaques, Nicole Jaques 

National Orchestra Susannah Foster, Danielle Lagman 

SCIENCE: 

Biology Stephen Marvel-Coen, Lisa Redden 

Chemistry. Olufiinmilayo Adebayo 

Physics Olufunmilayo Adebayo 

Environmental Science Patrick McCormick 

Anatomy & Physiology Margaret Carey 

Society of Women Engineers Ashley Tuccero, Briana Whelan, Robin Wheeler 

SOCIAL STUDIES: 

Social Studies Award Stephen Marvel-Coen 

Harvard Model Congress Awards Ryan Ingram, Thomas Curran, Paul Dewey, Andrew Hoffman, 

Kristin Marshall, Bryan Grove, Charles Parsons, Jack Samels, Andrew Thomas, Michael Shea 

WELLNESS: Outstanding Participation Kevin Jordan 

PERFECT ATTENDANCE: Olufunmilayo Adebayo 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT: Matthew Whalen, Christopher Finn, Michael Hendrix, 

Scott Yerganian, David Curran, Thomas Curran, Jeffrey Kimball, Christopher McCarthy, 

Jack Samels, Charles Parsons, Patrick McCormick, Timothy McGillicuddy, 

Meaghan Sullivan, Ryann Summers, Ian Thompson, Paul Dewey, Samuel Major 



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High 
School 



MEDFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES - CLASS OF 2007 



+* OLUFUNMILAYO OLATOKUNBO ADEBAYO 

* DAVID NEWELL A1GLER 
+* ANDREW BAIRD ALEM1AN 

* PETER WILSON ALEMIAN 
JEFFREY JOSEPH ALTIMAR 
RICHARD GAVER ANNUNCIATA 
CASEY HAFF ARMSTRONG 
KATELYN MAE ATWATER 

* LAUREN PATRICIA BARRETT 
♦JESSICA ANNE BASILIERE 

SAMUEL MILES BENESI 
ZACHARY STEPHEN BERWALDT 
JULIE REBECCA BIRKETT 
DEIRDRE DOLAN BODI 
CHRISTOPHER ROBERT BONADIES 
PATRICIA ANN BOSTON 
THEODORE MATTHEW BOUCHARD 

* KATHERINE JUNE BRAGG 
LINDSAY ANN BRAYTON 

* BRIDGET ANN BRAZIER 
JOSEPH ANTHONY BRIENZE 
COLE SUILTVAN BRISSON 
RICHARD PAUL BUCCAQO 

+* MARY ELIZABETH BURCHILL 

* CHRISTEN MARIE CADIGAN 
ANDREW CONSTANTINE CALMS 
CATRINA MARIE CALLOW 
FRANCO GREGORY CAMPESE 
JACLYN HOPE CARDARELLI 

* MARGARET ELIZABETH CAREY 
JESSICA LYNNE CARMICHAEL 

+* ViaORIA LYNN CARPENITO 
JILLIAN MARIE CAUGHEY 
ASHLEY CHRYSTINA CIAMPA 
SHAWN ANTHONY CIOTO 
BROOKE GRACE COHEN 
GIOVANNI NICOLA COIANTONIO 
JOSEPH MICHAEL COLETTA 
DAVID ALEXANDER COLLINS 

* JILLIAN PATRICIA CONNELLY 
JOSEPH JACKSON COOKE 
CONNOR PATRICK CORRIGAN 
NICOLE LYNNE CORRTVEAU 
REIS CAIRNS COSTELLO 
RACHEL KATHARINE CRAM 
ANDREA CHRISTINA CRONIN 

+* DAVID BENJAMIN CURRAN 

THOMAS PATRICK CURRAN 

LARSIMANTSDANKERS 
+* PAUL SUTTON DEWEY m 

MEGHAN JESSIE DOLAN 

KENNETH MICHAEL DONALD 

ALEXANDER EMANUEL DRAGOTAKES 

SAMUEL RANDOLPH ERB 

CHARLES EUGENE ESTES, JR. 

ASHLEY FAYEESTES 

GABRIELLE MARTINE FAESSLER 

MELANIE INGRID FAESSLER 

* CHRISTIAN O'ROURKE FALCO 
JOHN CLARKE FARRAR 
CORINNA MARIE FEELEY 
LUCIEN ALEXANDER FILIP 



* CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL FINN 
KASEY MORR1SSEY FINN 

* BRIDGET ROSE FISCHER 
MATTHEW RUSCONI FISHER 
ROBERT CONWAY FITZGERALD 

* SUSANNAH GAVIGAN FOSTER 
THOMAS ANDREW FRASCA 
HADLEY ELIZABETH GARNETT 
SUZANNA JESSICA GELLER 
THOMAS PAUL GODINO IU 

+* DANA CATHERINE GOLDENSE 
JOSEPH STEVEN GORMAN 
RYAN ANDREW GRAFTON 
JOHN CASIMER GRECH 
BRYAN BERNARD GROVE 

* LUCY YOUNG HACKETT 
ATHANASIOS HAMOS 
JILL KRISTEN HAPENNEY 
MICHAEL ROBERT HARRINGTON 
PATRICK JAMES HARRIS 

* JENNIFER PAGE HASKELL 
FELICIA MARIE HATEM 
RYAN SCOn HEIDE 

+* MICHAEL CALDWELL HENDRTX 

JOSEPH CHARLES HENRY-MACDONALD 
KEVIN PHILIP HERLIHY 
ANDREW STUART HOFFMAN 

+* KATHERINE MARGARET HORAN 
RACHEL NIMMO HORWITZ 
ELAINE ELIZABETH HOWARD 
HEATHER ELIZABETH HOWE 

* WESLEY COLIN HUGHES 

* JONATHAN JAMES BORIS HUNTER 
KEVIN LEE HUSSEY 

RYAN PATRICK INGRAM 
BRIAN JOSEPH JAQUES 

* MICHELLE LAUREL JAQUES 
♦NICOLE LYNN JAQUES 

* KEVIN CHARLES JORDAN 
HAJIER KARIMI 

* EMILY ANNE KELLEHER 

* JAKE ALAN KENNEY 
SABRINA LINDSEY KIEL 
SEAN MICHAEL KILEY 

+* JEFFREY ROBERT KIMBALL 
AMY ELIZABETH KRAWEC 
+JULIANSEONKEUNKUK 
JENNIFER MARIE KUZMICH 

* DANIELLE KRISTIN LAGMAN 
KATHERINE FRANCES LANDRY 
BRIANA KATHERINE LANE 

* CATHERINE ANN LANE 
MICHAEL DAVID LANE 
DYLAN JOSEPH LARKIN 
SARAH CHRISTOPHER LEIST 
COURTNEY MARIE LENNON 
JAMIE MICHELLE LEVINE 
ALEXANDER KEITH LINES 
DOUGLAS BRUCE LINSE 

* DINA ELIZABETH LUCCHESI 

* RIYA BALDEV LUHAR 
CHARLES WILLIAM LYNCH 



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MEDFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES - CLASS OF 2007 

STEVEN ELIE MAALOUF 

* MATTHEW JAMES MAGRATH 
+* ALEXANDRA JEAN MALDER 
+* SAMUEL HALL MAJOR 

RICHARD MAJLLOY, JR. 
STEPHEN BARTLEY MANCUSO 
REBECCA SARAH MARKLE 

* KRISTIN AMY MARSHALL 
BRIAN JAMES MARTIN 

+* STEPHEN ISAAC MARVEL-COEN 
ELIZABETH NOELLE MAYURI 
JAKE ROSSI MCCAMPBELL 
CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL MCCARTHY 

* PATRICK STEPHEN MCCORMICK 
JOSEPH JAMES MCDONALD 
MICHAEL JOHN MCDONALD 

* TIMOTHY JAMES MCGILLICUDDY 
+* EVANN GIONET MCGRORY 

ALISON CAROLINE MCKENNA 
+* ALISON ELIZABETH MCLAUGHLIN 
BRENDAN THOMAS MCLOUGHLIN 

* MOLLY ELIZABETH MCNEIL 
DANIEL CHARLES MCN1CHOLAS 
STEPHANIE ANN MCNULTY 
BRETT ANTHONY MEDEIROS 
KATELYN RAJEAN MEDEIROS 
MADISON HAMILTON MEISTER 

+* JOSHUA MICHAEL MINSKY 
KEVIN PATRICK MORAN 

* THOMAS JOSEPH MOTLEY, JR. 
DANIEL JOSEPH MULLANEY 
ASHLEY HALL MURRAY 
COURTNEY ANNE MURRAY 

* DIANA CATHERINE NEARHOS 
ALYSSA MARIE NEGOSHIAN 
PATRICK ROBERT NICKERSON 
CAROLINE JOYCE NORBERG 
MEGHAN PATRICIA NOWAK 

* DANIEL REDMOND O'CONNELL 

* EMMET COLBERT O'CONNELL 
JAMES ROBERT O'CONNELL 
MEGAN KATHLEEN O'DONNELL 
KATE ELIZABETH O'LOUGHLLN 
JENNA MARIE OPPEL 

* EMILY MARY O'SHAUGHNESSY 
DANIEL RICHARD PAISNER 
DANIEL CHARLES PALERMO 

+* BENJAMIN JAMES PANTUCK 
KATHERINE SUSAN PARKER 

* CHARLES DALTON PARSONS 
JACOB BEACH PARSONS 
FRANCIS JOSEPH PERRY IV 
EMILY ROSE PHILLIPS 

* TIFFANY ANNE PINCIARO 
MINDYANNPOCHEBIT 
ANNIE RENZ POE 
NICOLE ELIZABETH POLI 
CORY DUNCAN PRAY 
JILLIAN ELIZABETH PRICE 
HEATHER RAWSHAN QUADIR 

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* ELLYSE QUTTADAMO 
JOSHUA DAVLDRAHN 

* EMILY CAROLINE RAMLOW 
AUSTIN STEPHEN READ 

+* LISA MICHELLE REDDEN 
KERRY MELISSA RICCIATO 

* JILLIAN JANTNE RICH 
PHILIP JOSEPH ROBERTA 
KELLY JEAN RODGERS 
CARLA MARLE ROSATA 

* LAUREN ELIZABETH ROSS 
CATTLIN ELIZABETH RYAN 
ALEXANDER PATRICK SAKACH 
JACK CARBARNES SAMELS 

* ALEXANDRA OLIVIA SANTUCCI 
ZACHARY ANGELO SANTUCQ 
ROY MICHAEL SAVAGE 

* RENEE MARIANNE SELTM 
MATTHEW PAUL SHABANOFF 

* MICHAEL JOSEPH SHEA 
AMANDA CATHERINE SHEINGOLD 

* ANDREA MARLE ANTOINETTE SIMONI 

* SARAH ELIZABETH SMALL 
FREDERICK DOYLE SOUGAN 
JOHN JAMES SPLLLANE 

+* MARY ELIZABETH STAMER 

VAN MITCHELL STEVENS IV 

SCOn THOMAS STRYJEWSKI 

CHRISTOPHER GUI SULLIVAN 

MEAGHAN COLLEEN SULLIVAN 
+* RYANN CATHARINE SUMMERS 

MICHAEL HAY SUN 

* SARAH ELIZABETH SWANSON 
ANDREW JOSEPH THIBEAULT 
ANDREW SIMON THOMAS 

* IAN MICHAEL THOMPSON 
DEAN GARDNER THUMA 
KELSEY LAUREN TODESCA 
ZACHARY TYLER TRAHAN 

+* ASHLEY ROSE TUCCERO 
EMILY KATHERLNE TUNNEY 
NED MADGER VICTOR 
SAMUEL MARC GERBER VOGEL 
JAMES STANTON WASLEY 
KENDALL WTLLIAM WAYNE, JR. 
MICHAEL PALI WAYNE 
MATTHEW JOHN WHALEN 

* ROBIN EUZABETH WHEELER 
+* BRIANA KATHERLNE WHELAN 

LESLEY JOAN WHITE 

* TIMOTHY PATRICK WHOOLEY 
ALEXANDRA MARGARET WILCOX 

* ARI JOSHUA WINOGRAD 
HILARY AMELIA WISE 
ANNA GION YIN WONG 
JAMES ADAM WULFORST U 

+* SCOn BOOLE YERGANIAN 

* STEPHANIE LEE ZAIA 

* JAYMLE RUBIN Z\PATA 
JOSEPH JAMES ZAPPULLA 

MATTHEW AUCOIN, ROBERT SALINO 

•RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE 



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MEDFIELD HIGH SCHOOL CIRCA 1887 




AMOS CLARK KINGSBURY HIGH SCHOOL 1961 - 2005 




MEDFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 

GRADUATION 

2007 



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REPORT OF THE THOMAS A. BLAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

On behalf of the Thomas A. Blake Middle School, it is my pleasure to submit this Annual 
Report for the year ending December 31, 2007. During this past year, we instituted and 
reviewed programs, continued to seek opportunities to improve our instruction and 
interactions with students, and congratulated members of our student body and staff who 
were recognized for their hard work. The year 2007 was exciting at Blake and the 
following paragraphs highlight several of our key achievements. 

CURRICULUM 

In an effort to remain responsive to the needs of our students, we continued to review our 
curriculum to ensure that all students can both access the instruction and apply the skills 
needed to be successful. A major shift in our curriculum took place in our social studies 
department. This shift was instituted to allow our curriculum to match the state 
frameworks. As a result, our social studies teachers in grades 6-8 created new units of 
study and worked collaboratively to review new resources and field trip options. We 
spent time in September reviewing and adjusting our Math and Reading Seminars 
(MARS) program. With this program we can identify the math and reading levels of 
each 6 th grade student and provide them with instruction that best meets their needs. 
Through our Advisory program, we met with students to discuss issues relevant to 
community building and academic success. Every teacher in the building is assigned to 
an Advisory which allows students to access more adults. Our Advisory Committee met 
this past summer to develop activities for each grade level. 

As we continue to look for different ways to enhance our instruction, we welcomed many 
speakers and presenters in 2007. Highlights included Groupo Fantasia and La Pinata; 
two performances hosted by our Foreign Language Department. Our 6 th grade students 
were treated to Shakespeare Now's performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and 
Steamboatin ' with Mark Twain. The Boston Museum of Science made another visit to 
Blake, an annual presentation that our teachers have used to enhance our science 
curriculum. Our teachers also scheduled a number of field trips that gave our students an 
opportunity to learn outside of the traditional classroom environment. A few highlights 
included our 7 th graders spending a week at the Nature's Classroom facility in Lake 
George, New York. Our 8 th graders started the school year by taking a bike trip through 
the various historical sites in Medfield and concluded with a canoe trip down the Charles 
River. Last spring, the 8 th graders ended their middle school experience with an exciting 
trip to Washington D.C. and New York City. 

MCAS 

Through standardized assessments, our students continued to demonstrate their 
knowledge and skill acquisition. Our Spring 2007 MCAS scores were exceptional once 
again. Highlights included: 

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• 91% of our 6 th graders were Advanced/Proficient in ELA 

• 96% of our 7 th graders were Advanced/Proficient in ELA. This number 
represented the second highest score among middle schools in Massachusetts 

• 81% of our 8 th graders were Advanced/Proficient in Math compared with the 
state average of 45% 

COMMUNITY SERVICE 

Our community service program, Students Involved in Public Service (SIPS), provided 
our students the opportunity to understand their obligations to the world outside of 
Medfield. In 2007, our students contributed to Pennies for Patients (Leukemia and 
Lymphoma Society), the Hoops for Heart event raised over $5,000 for the American 
Heart Association, and the Forget Me Nots proceeds were sent to the Alzheimer 
Association. Through Plan USA, we have continued to support our sister school in 
Indonesia by donating all of the ticket sales from the Lip Sync contest to their technology 
needs. Our students collected 246 coats in December as part of the Coats for Kids drive 
sponsored by Anton's Cleaners. Blake Middle School has donated 1,000 coats over the 
past five years. Our 8 th graders volunteered their time and labor to support the City of 
Boston's Christmas in the City program. Our community service efforts touched many in 
Medfield as well, as we provided dinner for residents of Tilden Village, visited and made 
baskets at the Upham House, and joined the entire community in a fundraising event, 
Mission to Mississippi, by collecting funds for construction of a home destroyed by 
Hurricane Katrina. This past year, we instituted the Margaret Mongiello Community 
Service Award in honor of our former principal's 38 years in public education. This 
award will be presented annually to an 8 th grade student. 

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS 

Several students were acknowledged for their hard work. Last year's Blake Geography 
Bee winner James Marvel-Coen finished fourth in a state-wide competition. Every year 
students from Blake are chosen to participate in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards. 
For 2007, Michelle Thomas and Alay Nanavati both received Honorable Mention 
Awards. Our Music Department received several awards in 2007. The 6 th and 7 th /8 th 
grade Bands both received Silver medals at the MICCA Festival. Our 6 th -8 th grade 
Orchestra and 7 th /8 th grade Chorus both received a Bronze medal at the same competition. 
The Blake Jazz Choir received a Gold rating and first place standing at the Music in the 
Parks Festival. Several 8 th graders competed at the MIT's Solar Car competition and 
Boston's West Point Bridge Design competition. 

TEACHER ACHIEVEMENTS 

In 2007, two of our teachers were recognized for the commitment they have made to the 
Blake community. In January, Mrs. Joyce O'Neil was named the recipient of the 2007 
Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year, an award sponsored by the 
Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Last 
fall, Mrs. Marissa Gumas received the Award for Excellence in teaching Students with 

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Asperger Syndrome. This award was sponsored by the Asperger's Association of New 
England and recognized Mrs. Gumas's dedication to students with Asperger Syndrome. 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

Our teachers are committed to improving work in their classrooms and last year there 
were several professional development opportunities at Blake. We spent time in content 
groups which allowed us to align our curriculum and ensure that our instruction is 
consistent with the state frameworks. All of our 8 th grade teachers and many Medfield 
High School teachers began a dialogue as we look to improve the student transition 
between the 8 th and 9 th grades. In addition to establishing communication, teachers from 
both schools will spend time this year observing each other's classes with the hope of 
better preparing our students for their freshman year. Last fall, the entire staff 
participated in a presentation focused on assisting students who have suffered a family 
loss. Deborah Rivlin from Boston Medical Center's Good Grief program provided our 
faculty with strategies and talking points so that we might better assist our students and 
their families through a crisis. Technology continues to be an avenue to engage students 
and we spent time understanding the potential of SmartBoards. The Medfield Coalition 
funded the use of United Streaming, an exciting tool that brings the most current video 
resources into our classrooms. 

As we move into 2008, we have identified several areas of focus. These include: 

• More professional time dedicated to the collaboration of content area teachers. 
This was done with great success last fall and we will set aside more time in 2008. 

• Additional technology professional development. As we look to acquire more 
SmartBoards, we will invest time into ensuring that our staff is confident and able 
to utilize these dynamic devices. 

• Presenters that focus on the social/emotional needs of our students. We have 
scheduled a presentation for students, parents, and teachers on cyber-bullying. 

• Grade distribution analysis. Our Content Specialists will share this data with their 
respective departments with the goal of determining common expectations 
between teachers in the same subject areas. 

• Fostering teacher leaders in the building. Currently, there are three teachers who 
have their administrative certifications. As we look at upcoming retirements and 
turnover, there will be more opportunities for teachers to grow professionally. 
We will encourage teachers to pursue these avenues with the support of our 
professional development budget, CSA, and Medfield Coalition resources. 

• Professional development focused on specific content. We have asked our staff to 
take a proactive approach to developing new and exciting ways to engage 
students. In order to support this, we will provide the funds necessary through our 
various budgetary resources. 

• Analyzing our programs and field trips. As our curriculum shifts, we want to 
ensure that we are providing programs and field trips that support the state 
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These and other areas will provide the foundation for another exciting year at the Thomas 
A. Blake Middle School. 

In closing, I would like to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues for supporting me 
throughout my first year as principal. The superintendent, my fellow principals, and staff 
here at Blake have all made my transition an exciting and fulfilling experience. I would 
especially like to thank our Dean of Students, Mr. Nathaniel Vaughn, who has been an 
invaluable resource to me during this past year. I consider it an honor and privilege to 
serve the Medfield community and look forward to many more accomplishments over the 
next 12 months. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert A. Parga 
Principal 



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REPORT OF THE DALE STREET SCHOOL 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

As Principal for the Dale Street School for the 2007 to 2008 school year, I am delighted 
to submit this report for the year ending December 31, 2007. 

ENROLLMENT 

The enrollment at Dale Street School on October 1, 2007 was 254 students in grade four 
and 224 students in grade five for a total of 478 students. The average class size was in 
the range of 22/24 students per class. 

INSTRUCTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS 

The major instructional focus this year at the Dale Street School has been the 
implementation of our Writer's Workshop Model. Through the efforts of the English/ 
Language Arts Study group, we decided to continue the efforts of this curriculum in the 
K-3 grades. Teachers have been provided with on-going, sustained professional 
development during all of the In-Service days as well as job-embedded professional days. 
A Writing Consultant facilitates the teacher training. 

Dale Street teachers (along with the entire K-5 staff) have also been working on a multi- 
year curriculum review of the English/Language Arts curriculum. The time spent with 
this committee over the past two years has consisted of the grade levels documenting 
what they currently teach in English Language Arts, aligning it with the Massachusetts 
State Frameworks and creating maps that demonstrate standards, benchmarks, 
assessments, core vocabulary and skills within the five strands of the Frameworks. 
Further work has developed recommendations for change and/or improvement. Writing 
has been the recommended area of concentration for the Dale Street School. Writing 
prompts and rubrics have been reviewed, revised and rewritten. 

As part of the District's plan to support students who might be at risk of failing MCAS 
tests, Dale Street School continued to implement a plan for MCAS Remediation 
Academies. The program calls for Individual MCAS Student Success Plans to be 
developed for students who met specific criteria and extra instruction was provided in 
small groups either before or after school. MCAS Academies provided remedial support 
to students in the areas of English/Language Arts and Mathematics for students in grade 4 
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Dale Street School teachers also explored ways to provide differentiated instructional 
activities for students in their classes. The teachers worked with a consultant to help 
them plan lessons and activities that will both challenge and meet the needs of all 
students in their classrooms. The area of focus this year for differentiated activities has 
had an emphasis on math; however, support was also provided in the areas of English/ 
Language Arts, social studies and science. This will be an ongoing focus and core 
philosophy at the Dale Street School. 

Dale Street has also been piloting a new standards based curriculum for social studies. 
Both grades will have new materials as of September 2008. In addition, Dale Street 
Science teachers have been working with a science consultant to align the curriculum 
with the frameworks and create new materials that are differentiated; support the 
Frameworks and provide all teachers with a common core of knowledge. 

Dale Street has continued to work with the (K-5) Technology Integration Specialist. 
Some of the highlights in the area of technology include: 

• Training in the use of our new computers in the classroom. From 
January 2007-June 2007, teachers had three classroom computers 
and from September 2007-present the teachers have five 
classroom computers 

• Training in the Classworks Gold Math and ELA Programs for 
MCAS Academy teachers. 

• New software that integrates technology into the curriculum 
training for teachers. 

• CD-ROM training for new programs in mathematics, problem- 
solving and creative thinking 

• The purchase of additional Alphasmarts with keyboarding 
programs to support whole class activities. 

• Working with the Principal and the Director of Curriculum and 
Assessment to plan and design the Dale Street Technology Plan 

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES 

Students continued their participation in a number of enrichment activities. As part of the 
unit of study on geology, grade four students visited the Peabody Museum. Grade four 
attended a play at the Wheelock Family Theatre and a performance by the Boston 
Symphony Orchestra. Fifth grade students attended a performance by the Boston 
Symphony Orchestra; a field trip to the Christa McAuliffe Space Center at Framingham 
State College, and visited the Museum of Science. Fifth grade also attended a workshop 
by Mr. Magnet to support the unit on electricity and magnetism. Fourth grade 
participated in a three week long "Poet in Residence" program (Andrew Green). Fifth 



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grade participated in a three week long "Author in Residence" program (Barbara 
O'Connor). 

School-wide enrichment included the continuation of our Intramural Program, the 
Bullying and Teasing Program, the National Geography Bee and performances that 
featured the The Amazing Art Hero, Ben Franklin (Grade 5) ,and Scott Canon. Monthly 
school-wide assemblies touched on the themes of bullying and teasing, safety, world 
hunger, Memorial Day; and school spirit and community. 

FUTURE GOALS 

A Strategic Plan has been developed for the Medfield Public Schools. Several goals for 
the Dale Street School have been identified and will be continuously reviewed. A 
sampling of these goals is as follows: 

♦ Continue to implement the third year of our new Mathematics Program with 
continuing supportive professional development for teachers 

♦ Continue to review the English/ Language Arts Program through the work of the ELA 
Study Group 

♦> Implement the second year of the Writer's Workshop model with continuing 
supportive professional development for teachers 

♦ Continue to review and revise the Character Education Program with an emphasis on 
Bullying and Teasing 

♦ Review and revise the Health and Wellness Program to reflect the Department of 
Education's standards 

♦ Update and upgrade the existing addition of technology 

♦> Review and revise the technology standards with an added emphasis on integrating 
technology into the curriculum and differentiating instruction 

♦ Continue to update, upgrade, repair and maintain the school facility 

♦ Continue the process of documenting the science curriculum 

STAFF RECOGNITION 

The Dale Street staff has worked incredibly hard through a variety of changes, 
improvements and challenges. They are a tremendously committed and dedicated staff 
who cares about each other and work together to provide the best education to the 
students of Dale Street. 

PUBLIC/PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT 

Throughout the school year, the Dale Street School Council and the Community School 
Association (CSA) have continued to provide opportunities for parental involvement with 
the goal of strengthening the tie between home and school. 



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The CSA provided Dale Street School with funding for new technology, the fifth grade 
celebration, new safety mats in the gymnasium, classroom needs, sponsored the Holiday 
Create-A-Craft Fair, Kids Night Out, raised funds through Box Tops for Education, 
SCRIP, and the sale of Yankee Candles as well as provided our volunteer force in the 
classrooms and Library Media Center. 

The School Council continues to support the development of school goals, to provide 
input into the development of the school budget and to annually review the Curriculum 
Guides, Student/Parent Handbook, and Parent Information Night. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Kim L. Cave 
Principal 



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REPORT OF THE RALPH WHEELOCK SCHOOL 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

I am pleased to report on the school year ending December 3 1 , 2007 in my fourth year as 
principal of the Ralph Wheelock School. 

During the school day we are home to 466 students in grades two and three. Our school 
is also home to The Education Collaborative (TEC), a program for children with special 
needs with 3 students enrolled. 

It is with sadness that I first report on the loss of our beloved friend and colleague, Mrs. 
Liz Busconi, who passed away over the summer. It is impossible to calculate the number 
of lives Liz touched in a teaching career that spanned over thirty years, but we do know 
her influence in making the world a better place will be felt forever. Liz's family has set 
up The Elizabeth Busconi Memorial Scholarship Fund and will award grants to 
students and teachers who will continue with her life's work. At the Wheelock School, 
we are dedicated to honoring Liz's message in recognizing and honoring the unique 
abilities of all children. . .and plan to share her passion for ice cream at every opportunity. 

The past school year has been highlighted by our continued study of best practices in the 
teaching of mathematics. Teachers were supported with monthly professional 
development workshops using a math consultant at the elementary level, and worked 
with new materials from the Investigations program to support the 'inquiry' approach to 
the teaching of mathematics. Parents were supported as well with workshops held to 
deepen understanding of vocabulary and terms, and ideas for supporting math curricula at 
home. The Medfield Coalition for Public Education (MCPE) awarded a grant for $4,000 
worth of math games that allowed us to purchase support materials for every classroom. 

Our literacy program continues to be a focus in our continued study of best practices as 
well. The past several years have been marked by the deepening of our Balanced 
Literacy approach with consistent approaches to word study in place at both grade levels. 
Teachers worked over the summer to further define our Core Reading program to 
promote consistency across the grades, and our work continues in differentiating 
instruction for our students using Leveled Literacy. 

Students in every classroom participated in Big Six projects led by Susan Pope and 
library/media staff that offered each child the opportunity to do in-depth research on a 
topic from start to finish. The students chose many different culminating activities 
designed to showcase their newly acquired research skills that ranged from skits about 
Whales to plays about Colonial America. 



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Physical improvements were made to our building with an upgrade of boys' and girls' 
bathrooms and replacement of tile in classrooms occurring during this past year. Our 
play space outside doubled with the generous donation of a new structure from our 
Community School Association (CSA), and we received hallway 'touch-ups' by 
volunteer painters from the Council on Aging. 

Of note this past spring were the beautiful improvements to the Wheelock Victory 
Garden. This garden has supplied the carrots and potatoes for the third grade feast at 
Rocky Woods for decades. Second grade students plant the foods they will harvest the 
following fall for their feast. Through the efforts of an army of volunteers led by Sonja 
Johanson, the organic garden truly came to life this year with a flourishing grape arbor, 
herb patch and giant sunflowers. It was a magical place on the evening of the Wheelock 
Open House when students joined their parents for a tour of the garden. Former students 
returned for the evening in Pilgrim garb and treated our guests to apples from their aprons 
under the light of a full Harvest Moon. 

Our unrivaled school spirit continued this past year with a Rolling Pep Rally to the high 
school in support of our larger school community. The entire school walked up the hill to 
the high school for a pep rally that brought together all members of our school 
community. Wheelock students were warmly welcomed with skits and competitions 
prepared especially for them, and treated to performances by our award winning high 
school band. The Superbowl bound Medfield Warriors named Matt DeSisto as 
honorary Ball Boy for the game, a raffle prize donated by head coach and Wheelock 
physical education teacher, Mike Slason, that raised over $2,000 for the local Mission to 
Mississippi. Events like this symbolize the special connections that exist in this great 
town. 

In summary, we have had yet another eventful and event filled year. I greatly appreciate 
the support of all members of our school community and look forward to returning as the 
leader of this wonderful school. 



Respectfully submitted, 

M. Patricia Allen 
Principal 




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REPORT OF THE MEMORIAL SCHOOL 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

As principal of the Memorial School, I respectfully submit my annual report for the year 
ending December 31, 2007. 



ENROLLMENT AND STAFF 

The Memorial School services students in our integrated preschool, kindergarten and 
grade one programs. Memorial's enrollment, as of October I, 2007, totaled 461 students. 
This total is comprised of 49 preschoolers enrolled in morning, afternoon, and extended 
day sessions, 201 kindergarten students who attend morning, afternoon or full day 
sessions, and 209 first grade students. 

We currently have nine half-day sessions of kindergarten and one full day session. There 
are eleven sessions of first grade. The average class size in kindergarten is 20 students 
and the average class size in first grade is 19. 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

The Memorial School staff continually strives to expand the learning opportunities 
provided to our students. To achieve this goal, teachers have participated in a variety of 
training opportunities through district-sponsored workshops, colleges, and professional 
staff development organizations. Recent curriculum changes have been made in an effort 
to provide continuity and consistency grade-to-grade and classroom-to-classroom. 
Therefore, the focus of our professional development has been in these main areas: 
investigations math, vertical alignment of literacy centers and word study. 

The district has been rolling down the introduction of the new math curriculum from 
grade 5 to kindergarten over the past several years. Memorial staff has been eagerly 
awaiting the implementation of this curriculum for grade one and kindergarten students. 
Eileen Gagnon, the math consultant utilized throughout the elementary grades, has been 
providing monthly in-services for staff since May 2007. She has been the link between 
each grade and school delivering the message that we are growing "math thinkers," 
students who not only solve math problems but can also write and think about operations 
using language specific to math. 

We have utilized the "teachers teaching teachers" model for professional development in 
two areas. Over the past three years, the kindergarten staff has been transitioning from a 
curriculum that was more socially oriented to one that is more academically oriented to 
meet state frameworks. The design of the kindergarten literacy block, based on literacy 



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experts Fountas and Pinnell, incorporates activities to build early literacy skills. 
Although many centers are game based and multi-model, each is planned to reinforce 
language arts skills. Children are encouraged to learn self-monitoring skills through the 
use of a work board that guides them from activity to activity. During in-service time, the 
kindergarten staff shared their classroom and center techniques with the first grade staff. 
Immediate changes were seen in several first grade rooms during the literacy block. By 
November 2007, all grade one classrooms were using work boards and extending the 
content of similarly designed literacy centers for first grade students. To further support 
the grade one teachers, a literacy coach has been hired through a Medfield Coalition for 
Public Education (MCPE) grant to assist in the time management of the literacy block. 
This coach/consultant will be at Memorial School through the 2007-08 school year. 

The grade one team of Julie Colantoni and Stef Elrick met with members of the grade 2 
and 3 staff to develop benchmarks for Word Study over the summer. Julie and Stef then 
used common planning time and grade level meetings to train first grade teachers on this 
program of study that is based on five days of various activities to strengthen students' 
abilities to read and spell high frequency words and words with common phonetic 
structure. Pacing charts and benchmarks have been created as well. 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 

Memorial School is most fortunate to have the remarkable involvement of parents and 
community members in our building at all times. Volunteers assist in our library, 
lunchroom, and classrooms. Senior citizens volunteer their time as greeters and bus 
monitors. The Memorial Community School Association (CSA) has raised funds for our 
visiting performers and artists, classroom literacy carts, walkie talkie radios for the 
playground areas, and new classroom rugs. The Memorial staff works closely with the 
CSA and MCPE to bring in authors, poets, and performers who will enhance our 
curriculum. Grace Lin and Lyn Littlefield Hoopes, children's author and poet, 
respectively, presented their works to the students. Ms. Hoopes then conducted a series of 
poetry workshops in each first grade classroom. The kindergarten children gain hands-on 
experience when volunteer parents come for training and then present science lessons in 
the classroom. 

The CSA funded the purchase of four computers for the Reading Resource Room. 
Thanks to the excellent coordination by volunteer Alice O'Connor, parents are scheduled 
to work with children daily utilizing these computers and literacy building software such 
as Lexia and SuperPhonics. Teachers are more able to differentiate and provide support 
to emergent readers due to the help of these valuable volunteers. 

From the day a child begins his/her experience at Memorial School, the process of 
understanding how he/she fits as members of a community begins. Through our Social 
Competency program, children learn about behavioral expectations, the importance of 
belonging, the ways to include others, and methods for problem solving. We celebrate 



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our understanding of good character at our monthly Get Along Gatherings. The children, 
with guidance from their families and teachers, have participated in coin drives for 
charity, gently used book donations for needy schools, and Gifts for Kids charity. The 
message is, "Not only is it better to give than to receive. If we each do a little, we can do 
a lot." This fall we held a first of its kind fundraiser for another community. The 
Memorial School children filled a ten-gallon jug with coins and bills for the "Wayland to 
Waveland" project. Other fundraisers will follow in an effort to educate our population to 
the needs of people in our own country. 

We truly appreciate the generosity we experience here. The children benefit from the 
time and effort donated by so many caring individuals. 

FUTURE TRENDS 

The adoption of new math and English/Language Arts (ELA) curriculum has been the 
main focus of our efforts this year. Looking forward, we will be solidifying benchmarks 
and assessment techniques for students. We will continue to develop the staff members' 
understanding of material to insure consistency throughout the grades. Meeting times 
have been established for more vertical teaming sessions. 

The social development of our students remains an important focus for the upcoming 
year. Staff wishes to continue to improve opportunities to increase student self- 
awareness. Additionally, meetings for parents which focus on child development are 
planned. 

As my second year as principal at the Memorial School unfolds, I feel most fortunate to 
work with a highly qualified and motivated staff. The community of Medfield continues 
to uphold its commitment to the education of its children. I feel most fortunate to be part 
of a community where contribution and investment of self are valued. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Andrea Trasher y^^*fc J ^J 

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REPORT OF THE PUPIL SERVICES DEPARTMENT 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

I wish to submit my Pupil Services Department report for the year ending December 31, 
2007. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION 

The student enrollment in the special education program has remained consistent with the 
previous year, ages 6-12, with a slight increase of young children. 



Students 


Dec. 1,2006 


Dec. 


1,2007 


ages 3-5 


31 




36 


ages 6- 1 7 


324 




323 


ages 18-21 


13 




20 




368 




379 



Most of our children receive their services within our school system as indicated below: 

Special Education Figures Only Dec. 1, 2007 

Grades K-5 149 

Grades 6-8 75 

Grades 9-12 103 

Collaborative Placements 1 3 

Private Day 16 

Throughout the year, the pupil services department has attended numerous workshops 
and courses. A sampling of these activities includes: Empower, Kurzweil, inclusion 
strategies, Landmark School language based education course, Book Club, mentoring 
program, understanding the special education law, ABA management, data collection, 
aspergers disorder and autism interventions, speech and language best strategies and 
Wilson Reading programs. 

PRESCHOOL 

The integrated preschool providers have 5 half-day early childhood sessions servicing 25 
four year old and 25 three year old children. The preschool continues as a voting member 
of the Charles River Community Partnership Council and is accredited by National 
Association for Education of Young Children. 



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GUIDANCE 

The guidance program at Medfield High School focuses on the academic, social and 
emotional well being of each child. Within the office there are five counselors who 
meet with students in caseloads divided by alphabet. This allows each counselor to 
work with the same group of students as they progress from freshmen to senior year, 
thus enabling the students' regular interactions with the same counselor for the time 
that they are in the high school. 

The model within the guidance office is based on a developmental approach which is 
directly connected to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for guidance. The 
counselors meet with the eighth graders to discuss the options within the Program of 
Studies, meet with their counselees during Advisories, and conduct a transition day in 
June which introduces students to various aspects of the high school. As students enter 
their freshmen year there is an orientation day on the first day of school, counselors 
meet with the students to discuss the transition, four year planning, goals setting, 
transcripts and making the most of high school. Within the sophomore curriculum 
there is time spent on career exploration, interest inventories, resumes, and interviews. 
During a student's junior year the focus becomes future planning for post-graduation. 
Senior year is dedicated to the application process for either college or jobs and the 
means in which that process directly relates to the individual student. Additional topics 
for seniors include scholarships and the transition from high school. Some of the 
special programs that are supported by the guidance office include the Adventure Team 
and Senior Projects. 

The guidance office is continually refining the services to students and families. 
Improved communication with parents, students and teachers is a constant goal within 
the office. E-mails, newsletters, and the website have all become increased means to 
communicate effectively. In addition, the web based tool, Naviance, has become an 
effective means to support the efforts made by the guidance office in all grades of the 
high school. 

The guidance office at Blake remains an integral office to the success of all students at 
the middle school level. The goal of the office is to assist all students in achieving 
academic success, healthy self-esteem, time management, sensitivity to the needs of 
others and the ability to cope with change. There are three counselors who are 
assigned a specific class for the three years that the students are within the building. 
The counselors conduct group guidance classes at each of the three grades level with 
information presented which is specific to the developmental needs of the students and 
mirrors the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Through the group guidance 
classes, individual counseling, and interactions with colleagues and parents, the 



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counselor works to foster the personal growth of each student. Guidance updates in the 
Blake newsletter and on the website provide important information to parents and 
students on educational issues. 

HEALTH SERVICES 

Four fulltime and two half-time nurses provide services to students in pre-school through 
grade twelve as well as to an additional The Educational Cooperative (TEC) classroom, 
housed at the Wheelock School. The role of the school nurse continues to expand as the 
student population faces a broad spectrum of complex health issues. The nurses provide: 
basic first aid and injury assessment, health assessments, medication administration, field 
trip preparations, psychosocial support, and referrals, as well as assisting in maintaining a 
healthy school environment. Student visits totaled 34,750 last year. 

The diverse role of the school nurse also includes: coordinating the care for children with 
special health care needs, writing and supporting individualized health care plans, 
participation at special education team meetings, conducting home visits as recommended 
by the school planning team, providing education on health issues for students, staff, and 
parents, as well as performing state mandated screenings and monitoring state 
requirements including physical examinations and immunizations records. 

Two hundred and four preschoolers were screened for kindergarten last year with the 
assistance of school personnel, trained volunteers, as well as volunteers from Medfield 
Eye Care and the Medfield Lions Club. Additional volunteers assisted our nurses in 
completing vision and hearing screening for children in preschool through grade nine. As 
always, we are very grateful for this assistance, without which we would be unable to 
conduct so many screenings in a timely way. In total, 9,356 screenings were conducted, 
including: vision and hearing, scolosis, pediculosis, and height and weights with body 
mass indexes calculated. One hundred and forty seven students were referred for further 
medical evaluation. 

Five fulltime nurses provide services to children in the school system. The role of the 
school nurse continues to expand as the student population we serve faces a broad 
spectrum of complex health issues. The nurses are both caring and conscientious in 
providing services and maintaining a healthy school environment. 

Pre- kindergarten screening was conducted in the spring with the assistance of school 
personnel and trained volunteers; and we would like to thank the Medfield Eye Care and 
the Medfield Lions Club for all their assistance. Additional volunteers assisted our nurses 
in completing vision and hearing screening, for children in preschool through grade 9. As 
always, we are very grateful for this assistance, without which we would be unable to 
conduct so many screenings in a timely way. 



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PERSONNEL 

We are pleased that Ms. Rebecca Lahaie has joined our Memorial and Wheelock 
School teams replacing school psychologist, Liz Donalds. Also joining the elementary 
staff is Ms. Alicia Taft as the inclusion coordinator. At the Dale Street School, Ms. 
Dorothy Vancura is our new speech/language therapist The Blake Middle School team 
has two new members, special educators John Zappala and Michael Heafitz. At the 
High School there are two new members, Ms. Ann Vozzella, guidance counselor and 
special educator, Ms. Linda Keteltas. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Kathleen McArdle 
Director of Pupil Services 




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REPORT OF THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR 



To the Superintendent of Schools: 

I respectfully submit my annual report as the athletic director for the Medfield Public 
Schools for the year ending December 31, 2007. 

It is my pleasure to report that for the thirteenth year in a row over seventy-five percent of 
the student body participated in athletics. This statistic reaffirms the integral part 
athletics play in our school and the education of our children. 

My goal will be to continue to emphasize the tradition of sportsmanship, which has been 
our history here in Medfield. Fair play, competition, goal setting, team work, are just a 
few of the life lessons that athletics can teach. Athletics truly is the other half of 
education. This year we were recognized by the state by receiving the District C 
Sportsmanship Award. We received the award in a ceremony at Gillette Stadium. 



We offer 27 varsity interscholastic sports to our students. 
Valley League Championships, and 74% of all our contests, 
percentage in the league. 



This year we won ten Tri 
This was the best winning 



Boys and girls interscholastic teams were offered at three levels during the past year. The 
following is the entire athletic coaching staff by season: 



Basketball (Boys) 



WINTER 

Varsity 

Junior Varsity 
Freshman 



Herb Grace 
Ken Brackett 
Al Necchi 
Rich Pfeiffer 



Basketball (Girls) 



Varsity 

Junior Varsity 
Freshman 



Mark Nickerson 
Tara Dunn 
Paul Coutinho 
Kelly Dengos 



Cheering 

Ice Hockey (Boys) 

Ice Hockey (Girls) 



Varsity 
Junior Varsity 
Varsity 



Georganne Gerlach 

John Panciocco 
Doug Kay 
Tony Iaffola 
Pat Cronin 
Mark Huggins 
Brian Huggins 



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Indoor Track (Boys) 



Brian Gavaghan 
Mairi Reynolds 



Indoor Track (Girls) 



Matt Cherner 
Miranda Whitmore 



Gymnastics 



Varsity 



Michelle Hopping 
Bill Matyskiel 



Swimming 


Varsity 
Assistant 

SPRING 


Vicky Buchholz 
Heather Nelson 


Baseball 


Varsity 
Junior Varsity 
Freshman 


Matt Marenghi 
Mike Mason 
Tom Morin 


Softball 


Varsity 
Junior Varsity 


Johanna Madge 
Kathy Brophy 
Erik Ormberg 


Tennis (Boys) 


Varsity 
Assistant 


Vincent Joseph 
Andy Delery 


Tennis (Girls) 


Varsity 
Assistant 


Ross Irwin 
Amy Cannon 


Track and Field (Boys) 


Varsity 


Brian Gavaghan 
Bernie Shea 
Mike Kraemer 


Track and Field (Girls) 


Varsity 


Michael Slason 
Miranda Whitmore 
Mairi Reynolds 


Volleyball (Boys) 


Varsity 


John Hastings 


Lacrosse (Boys) 


Varsity 
Junior Varsity 
Freshman 


Robert Aronson 
Michael Douglas 
Rich Lousararian 



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Lacrosse (Girls) 


Varsity 
Junior Varsity 
Freshman 

FALL 


Sara Burman 
Jason Heim 
Leora Seri 


Cheering 




Georganne Gerlach 


Golf 


Varsity 
Junior Varsity 


George Callahan 
Paul Bersani 


Cross Country 


Varsity 


Michael Kraemer 
Bernie Shea 


Cross Country 


Varsity 


Miranda Whitmore 
Diane Lyons 


Field Hockey 


Varsity 
Junior Varsity 
Freshman 


Mike Mason 
Kerry Cowell 
Sue Pratt 


Football 


Varsity 

Junior Varsity 
Freshman 


Mike Slason 
Nick Stevens 
Erik Ormberg 
Brian Gavaghan 
Vin Joseph 


Soccer (Boys) 


Varsity 
Junior Varsity 
Freshman 


Jason Heim 
Paul Coutinho 
Travis Taliaferro 


Soccer (Girls) 


Varsity 
Junior Varsity 
Freshman 


Kristen Smith 
Kelly Dengos 
Melinda Tufel 


Volleyball (Girls) 


Varsity 
Junior Varsity 
Junior Varsity II 


John Hastings 
Sarah Buckley 
Marjorie Carney 



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All of our interscholastic teams participate in the Tri- Valley League which consists of 
Ashland, Bellingham, Dover-Sherborn, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medfield, Medway, Millis 
Norton and Westwood. Medfield is currently ranked fourth in the TVL in total 
enrollment, grades nine through twelve. The league is highly competitive in all sports, 
boys and girls. Tri-Valley teams traditionally are quite successful in state tournament 
play. 

Our athletic highlights begin with the winter season, 2006-2007. The girls basketball 
team had an 11-11 regular season record. Jacky McLaughlin and Jen McBrien were voted 
first team all stars in the league. The girls qualified for state tournament play for the 
eighteenth year in a row. Our boys team finished their season with a 21-4 record, good 
for first place in the league. The season ended in the BankNorth Boston Garden in the 
Division Two Semi Finals. Jeff Altimar was the League Most Valuable Player. Girls 
indoor track had an outstanding record of 5-2, led by Junior Karyn Moss. Our boys indoor 
track team was 5-2, and place second in the league. The ice hockey teams record was 5- 
13 in a rebuilding year. This season marked the first year of girls hockey at Medfield 
High School. The girls finished the season 10-10 and qualified for the state tournament. 
Our girls swim team was 5-5 on the season. The boys swim team was 3-8 in a very 
competitive league. Our girls gymnastics finished their season at 3-9. 

The spring of 2007 was another successful season for our Warriors. Softball had a 7-1 1 
record in a rebuilding year. Our baseball team finished 9-1 1 under first year coach Matt 
Marenghi. Our girls tennis team was 16-0, and were league champions. Christen 
Cadigan was the league MVP and a Globe and Herald All Scholastic player. The boys 
tennis team finished 1 1-5 and qualified again for the state tournament for the eighteenth 
consecutive year. Boys track finished the season undefeated 9-0, and won their sixth 
consecutive league title. Our girls track team finished 8-1, finishing second in the TVL. 
The boys lacrosse team had a remarkable season. They finished with an 18-2 record and 
won the league for the seventh year in a row. The team topped off their season by beating 
Longmeadow in the State Finals. Bob Aronson was voted Tri Valley coach of the year. 
C.J. Estes was voted TVL player of the year. The girls lacrosse team had a tremendous 
season finishing 12-5, and qualified for the state tournament for the seventh year in a row. 
The boys volleyball team had some great late season wins with a young team, and look 
forward to good things in the future. 

Fall 2007 was very exciting for our Warrior teams. The girls volleyball won the TVL with 
a 20-3 mark. The highlight of the season was knocking off Division One State Champion 
Barnstable High School 3-2 here in Medfield. Caitlin Barrett was selected as a Globe All 
Scholastic, and MVP of the league. The football team finished the season with a 11-2 
record. They won the league title for the second year in a row. The final game was played 
at Gillette Stadium where the Warriors lost to Swampscott. Field hockey went 8-5-6 this 
year and made the tournament. Karyn Moss and Alecia Coleman were co-MVP's. Boys 
soccer finished their season 17-1-3, This marks the first league soccer title for our boys 
since 1981. Our girls soccer program had a great season, and finished 5-9-4, with a 



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young team. Both our boys and girls cross-country teams finished their year with identical 
5-2 records. Our golf team had a 13-5-1 record. 

The annual All Sports Banquet, sponsored by the Medfield Boosters, was held in early 
June at Raffael's in Walpole. An audience of over 400 student athletes, coaches and 
parents were treated to a very special evening including the seventh annual Thomas Reis 
Sportsmanship Award which was presented this year to Meaghan Sullivan and Thanasi 
Hamos. At the banquet, in addition to the individual sport MVP awards, Lauren Barrett 
and Sam Major were selected as the 2006-2007 Scholar Athlete recipients. Medfield 
High School's "Wall of Fame" inductees were Herb Grace, class of 1985 and Betsy 
Dugan D' Ambrosia, class of 1988. 

First Team Tri- Valley League All-Star selections for 2006-2007 are as follows: 

Boys Basketball JeffAltimar Pat Nickerson 

Joe Richman 



Girls Basketball 

Ice Hockey 

Boys Indoor Track 

Girls Indoor Track 

Swimming 
Gymnastics 
Baseball 
Softball 
Girls Tennis 

Boys Tennis 



Jacky McLaughlin Jen McBrien 
Nick Daly 

Bud Stevens 



Jamie Wulforst 
Dave Aigler 

Kristen Marshall 
Casey Armstrong 

Meghan Nowak 

Tori Carpenito 

Pat McClay 

Meghan Sullivan 

Christen Cadigan 
Jess Basiliere 

Steve Maalouf 
Jamie Wasley 



Karyn Moss 
Laura Bock 

Mike Shea 



Sarah Small 

Catie Ryan 
Stephanie Porcaro 

Charlie Lynch 



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Boys Track 



Girls Track 

Boys Volleyball 
Boys Lacrosse 

Girls Lacrosse 

Golf 

Boys Cross Country 

Girls Cross Country 
Field Hockey 

Boys Soccer 

Girls Soccer 
Football 

Volleyball (Girls) 



Chris LaPlante 
Andrew Calivas 
Pat McCorrnick 
Marc Hostovsky 
Meelad Etazadi 

Caitlin Barrett 
Anna Garrison 
Casey Armstrong 

Scott Maxon 

Christian Falco 
Tom Frasca 
Jake McCampbell 

Maggie Carey 
Courtney Lennon 

Kevin Recco 

Jack Clopeck 
Reade Pizzonia 

Kat Fetteroll 

Alecia Coleman 
Katie Donaldson 

Nick Nowak 
Robert Shuman 

Kaitlin Kimball 

Mike Welch 
Drew Donnelly 

Melissa Haskell 
Caitlin Barrett 
Allyson Le Bruno 



Kevin Jordan 
Dave Aigler 
Dan Palumbo 
Dan O'Connell 



Karyn Moss 
Funmi Adebayo 



C.J. Estes 
Read Austin 
Jake Smith 

Emily Tunney 



Tom Shields 
Rob Salino 



Karyn Moss 



Matt DiPisa 



Andrew Collin 
Peter Gumas 

Morganne Gagne 
Arielle Pocock 



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Our cheering teams under the guidance Georganne Gerlach were, as always, talented and 
creative. Our cheerleaders contribute to the athletic program's success by providing 
leadership, support and much enthusiasm to our teams, spectators and community. Year 
after year, their cheering and dance routines are without equal in the Tri-Valley League. 
The night before Thanksgiving was a special event this year. We had our annual bon fire, 
and celebrated our league titles in volleyball, soccer and football with a parade on the fire 
trucks. A large crowd cheered the festivities! This was followed by our annual alumni 
touch football tournament. 

This concludes my annual report as the Director of Athletics. On behalf of all the 
Warriors, I would like to thank the School Committee, the administration, the Medfield 
School Boosters and the community for all of their support throughout the year. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Jon Kirby 

Director of Athletics 




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REPORT OF THE MEDFIELD COMMUNITY 
EDUCATION PROGRAM 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

The Community Education Program continued its tradition of offering a wide variety of 
classes designed to meet the needs of our students and adult learners. This year the scope 
of the adult education program grew significantly. The programs now included in the 
community education program include: 

ADULT EDUCATION 

The brochure comes out twice a year, and offers a diverse selection of courses looking to 
meet the needs of the Medfield community. There are four major categories in our 
brochure. They include: career and financial planning, exercise, sports, and activities, 
instructional courses, and a trip and travel section. We hope to add more courses in the 
future. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

TEACHER WELLNESS PROGRAMS 

These courses were designed to relieve stress and improve the mental and emotional 
health of our faculty. Trips were planned, professional golf instruction was offered and 
exercise classes including Pilates, yoga, and spinning were scheduled in order to meet the 
needs of our teachers and staff. 

INTRAMURALS 

The goal of the intramural program was to offer activities to all our children. The 
popular fun and fitness programs in the Memorial and Wheelock Schools were expanded. 
The programs in the Dale Street School and the Blake Middle School continued to thrive. 
The High Schools program centered on our new fitness room and offered activities before 
and after school. 

EXTENDED DAY PROGRAMS 

These programs offered in the Memorial, Wheelock and Dale Street Schools were 
designed with working parents in mind. Programs were offered in each school starting at 
7:00 a.m. The after school portion of our program was operated in conjunction with our 
fun and fitness intramural programs. 



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SUMMER EXPERIENCE 

This program is directed by Kim Estes and run out of the Memorial School during the 
summer months. The tradition of excellence has continued and will be enhanced by a full 
day program this summer and the addition of Herb Grace as a co-director. 

WARRIOR ATHLETIC CAMPS 

This new program was instituted this past summer and was another way for our youth to 
gain access to our new facilities. We offered summer experiences in volleyball, soccer, 
basketball and weight training. We hope that this program will continue to grow. 

We look forward to the future of the community education program and what it can offer 
to the citizens of Medfield. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Jon Kirby 
Director 



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TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING 

DECEMBER 31, 2007 



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BIRTHS 2007 






JANUARY 


5/11 


Emily V Fratolillo 


11 Hannah M Keene 


5/14 


Harry M Gordon 


/3 Matthew J Johnson, Jr 


5/16 


Caroline V Nozzolillo 


11 Lauren Worthy 


5/18 


Sean P Foley 


19 Richard A Diiorio, II 


5/21 


Sophie E Hall 


/18 Dariella T Tolikas 


5/22 


Patrick M Coyle 




5/25 


Nicholas H Lawson 


FEBRUARY 


5/23 


Devyn T Komola 


/l Alexi R Cox 


5/30 


Mia S El Abd 


/13 Abigail E Menard 






/21 Charles R Breslin 




JUNE 


/22 William J Boxmeyer 


6/11 


Brett C Gonser 


/24 John G Robinette 


6/27 


Kathryn E Layden 


111 Parker N Kilmer 


6/28 


Carly E Brand 


111 Brooke T Reilly 


6/30 


Elizabeth A McGuire 


MARCH 




JULY 


11 Sonya J Moiseyeva 


111 


Adeline S Keaveney 


19 Tyler C Zilinski 


7/9 


Madeline G Harrington 


/13 Matthew G Wrigley 


7/10 


Brayden T Kane 


/16 Megan E Mak 


7/11 


Michaela A McDonald 


/23 Samuel R St Mary 


7/16 


Avedis H Armany 




7/21 


Sienna M Harding 


APRIL 


7/25 


Brayden G McCormack 


/3 William A Maher 


7/25 


Aidan J Kummell 


15 Katherine S Currie 


7/28 


Cecilia G Vachon 


/10 Wyatt H Woodcock 






111 LilaCFarne 




AUGUST 


/12 AmyTBoylan 


8/1 


Owen A Armstrong 


/13 Raj Saha 


8/3 


Colin J Thomas 


/14 Luke C Bissada 


8/5 


Hayden C Geishecker 


111 Riley SNeeb 


8/6 


Beckett T Gray 


/19 Gabrielle D Duross 


8/11 


Nicolas S Brownlee 


/ 1 9 Cole J Frederiksen 


8/13 


Meet Patel 


115 Nora B Booth 


8/25 


Charles B Bean 


115 William P Hardiman 


8/26 


Timothy M Lodkin 




8/29 


Corinne N Mula 


MAY 






/l Maanav R Sawant 




SEPTEMBER 


/4 Julia S Nugent 


9/5 


Joseph P Foscaldo 


/6 Travis L Grodzicki 


9/12 


Eily G Disinger 


11 Maeve C Kelly 


9/17 


Jackson H Dodge 


11 Samuel P Schroter 


9/19 


Luke D Feldman 


/10 Angus J Greene 


9/20 


Catherine E Lyons 



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9/22 


Matthew J Dickson 


9/22 


Lily N Lewis 


9/24 


Cailyn F O'Sullivan 


9/25 


Jared S Vanamburgh 


9/25 


Sebastian R Brooke 




OCTOBER 


10/5 


Allison M Knight 


10/12 


Tess N Baacke 


10/17 


Lauren J Ban- 


10/19 


Claire e Stanfield 


10/19 


Henry J Arnold 


19/19 


John K Arnold 


10/27 


Henry T Coyne 


10/27 


Ava V Kraus 




NOVEMBER 


11/3 


Andrew M Granfors 


11/5 


Brody P Masters 


11/5 


Joseph P Gemski 


11/12 


Allyson M Bligh 


11/14 


Eva M Thomson 


11/25 


Savannah A Saber 


11/29 


Alana C Dolan 


11/29 


Brendan C Sullivan 


11/29 


Grant M Sullivan 


11/29 


Lainey A Boylan 




DECEMBER 


12/5 


Abigail Cartisser 


12/5 


Lauren O'Bara 


12/17 


Samantha C Manning 



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MA 


RRIAGES 2007 








JANUARY 




AUGUST 


1/4 


Christopher N Bissada 


8/3 


Colleen N Winchester 




Urania R Funteas 




Daryl P Dwan 






8/4 


Michael F DeSorgher 




FEBRUARY 




Elizabeth A Coppa 


2/10 


Quynh T Do 


8/11 


Brian R Mileti 




Kenneth E Ness 




Adriana M Campos 






8/17 


Michael D Harman, Jr 




MARCH 




Susan C MacGinnis 


3/23 


Frank Brodziak 


8/25 


Amy K Schwartz 




Barbara K Czyz 




James F Clancy 






8/25 


Cait E MacDonald 




APRIL 




Christan M Lanza 


4/9 


Phyllis A Polillio 








Anthony E Polillio, Jr 




SEPTEMBER 


4/12 


Heather E Wells 


9/8 


Catherine Rives 




Donald B Larson 




Ryan M Jackson 


4/13 


Joan M Leonard 


9/22 


Dana P Guthrie 




John Lennon 




Richard J Wildman 


4/20 


Jennifer A Giampaolo 








Kimberly A Etchings 




OCTOBER 






10/5 


William Maurer 




MAY 




Rita D Fonseca 


5/4 


Andrea I Grandine 


10/6 


Kaitlin J Norberg 




Keith T Hapenney 




Sean E Kay 


5/5 


Jason F Collins 


10/14 


Timothy J Mclnerney, Jr 




Meghan E Carty 




Joan M Aufiero 


5/6 


Sally M Rodriguez 


10/22 


John W Dimock 




Cynthia R Cahill 




Rita Smith 




JUNE 




NOVEMBER 


6/10 


Donald S Miller 


11/24 


Marie M Sivacek 




Nancy M Ridge 




James A Justice 




JULY 




DECEMBER 


7/7 


Margaret D Niemiec 


12/31 


Christina M Roache 




Michael J McGinty 




Michael V Butler 


7/22 


Douglas R Ness 


12/31 


Shannon M Flannery 




Victorie Tira 




Wayne M DeFelice 


7/28 


Barbara T O'Connor 


12/31 


Lawrence J Dombrowski 




James E Gips 




Rebecca D Maddock 



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DEATHS 2007 








JANUARY 


6/23 


Mary P Timmerman 


1/1 


ClaraJHoell 


6/24 


Barbara A Schworer 


1/5 


Bertha Argentero 


6/25 


Donald A McGue 


1/10 


Hyman Somers 






1/13 


Dorothy M Donahue 




JULY 


1/15 


Carol J Grant 


7/10 


Elinor H Park 


1/18 


Georgia Diamond 


7/15 


Beverly M Jenkins 


1/22 


Mabel M Rogers 
FEBRUARY 


7/22 


Aldo L D'Angelo 


2/16 


Helena E Harrington 




AUGUST 


2/17 


Kunigunda Snipas 


8/1 


John V Mucciaccio 






8/2 


Elizabeth G Busconi 




MARCH 


8/7 


Harry L McCombs 


3/3 


George W Baxter 


8/18 


Vernon H Scott 


3/7 


Charles C Mehegan 


8/23 


William R Fleming 


3/13 


Carolyn Waite 


8/29 


Daniel C Palermo 


3/25 


Albert W Heuser 






3/26 


Eugene G Hoell 




SEPTEMBER 


3/29 


Elisabeth A Boughton 


9/6 


Donna E Boyko 






9/8 


Henry Shear 




APRIL 


9/9 


Patrick Gill 


4/4 


Graham Blandy III 


9/16 


Gustave H Murby, Jr 


4/12 


Ermond F Lewis 






4/12 


Richard D Jordan 




OCTOBER 


4/13 


Adele N Copithorne 


10/11 


Paul K Gignac 


4/15 


Doris T Buchelt 


10/24 


William H Carter, 2nd 


4/20 


Mary L Nevers 


10/25 


AnnHoyt 


4/24 


William P Judge 






4/24 


James H Devlin, Jr 




NOVEMBER 


4/28 


Henry L Gibbs 


11/1 


Pamela W Larsen 


4/24 


Theresa F Brady 


11/6 


Kathryn M Interrante 


4/30 


Catherine A Maclntyre 


11/20 


Mary L Canty 






11/21 


Mary Bonanno 




MAY 


11/22 


Rita M Dimock 


5/2 


Susan E Hamilton 


11/26 


Elaine Mezzanotte 


5/10 


Helen E Borsari 


11/30 


David J Burke 




JUNE 




DECEMBER 


6/5 


Robert E Kane 


12/18 


Marie A Gagne 


6/16 


Christie S Stephenson 


12/27 


Eugen A Petersen 


6/19 


Claire W Reed 






6/20 


Lorraine Laverty 







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TOWN OF MEDFIELD 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION 

MARCH 26, 2007 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, the polls were opened at 6:00 A.M. with reading of 
the warrant and the swearing in of the election workers present. The ballot boxes were 
inspected and found to be in working order, specimen ballots posted, voting list was 
displayed and instruction to the voters posted. 

WARDEN: G. Marshall Chick 

TELLERS: Michael Costa, John McGowan, Ruth Chick, John Hand, Emmy Mitchell, 
Joanne Surette, Pat Shapiro and Virginia Whyte 

The polls were closed at 8:00 P.M. 

The total vote was 876. There are 7,913 registered voters, 1 1% of voters voting. 

PRECINCT 

12 3 4 TOTAL 

MODERATOR (one yr) VOTE FOR ONE 

Scott F. McDermott 174 178 202 196 750 

Write In 12 10 4 

Blanks 39 28 26 29 122 

876 

SELECTMEN (three yrs) VOTE FOR 



ONE 












Ann B. Thompson 


149 


144 


161 


163 


617 


Write In 


4 


6 


2 


4 


16 


Blanks 


61 


58 


66 


58 


243 
876 


ASSESSOR (three yrs) VOTE FOR ONE 












R. Edward Beard 


163 


169 


175 


180 


687 


Write In 




1 






1 


Blanks 


51 


38 


54 


45 


188 
876 


SCHOOL COMMITTEE (three yrs) VOTE 












FOR NOT MORE THAN TWO 












Timothy J. Bonfatti 


155 


138 


135 


133 


561 


Carolyn P. Casey 


152 


149 


144 


148 


593 


Joanne E. Romanow 


49 


66 


96 


76 


287 



161 



Albert Roderick 




8 


15 


14 


22 


59 


Write In 




1 






3 


4 


Blanks 




63 


44 


69 


68 


248 
1752 


LIBRARY TRUSTEE (three yrs) 


VOTE 












FOR NOT MORE THAN TWO 














James J. Whalen 




170 


175 


183 


196 


724 


Robert Luttman 




165 


159 


174 


182 


680 


Write In 






1 






1 


Blanks 




93 


81 


101 


72 


347 
1752 


PLANNING BOARD (five yrs) 


VOTE 












FOR ONE 














Keith Diggans 




162 


158 


164 


176 


660 


Write In 






1 


2 




3 


Blanks 




52 


49 


63 


49 


213 



876 

PARK COMMISSIONER (three yrs) 
VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN TWO 

S. Anthony Burrell 152 151 160 170 633 

Steven Catanese 12 7 16 15 50 

Melville Seibolt 43 33 40 41 157 

Write In 9 4 4 11 28 

Blanks 212 221 238 213 884 

1752 



164 163 173 667 

1 3 

44 66 51 206 

876 



1 3 16 

13 6 10 42 

5 3 5 20 

190 219 207 798 

876 



HOUSING AUTHORITY (one yr) VOTE 




FOR ONE 




Leo J. Surette 


167 


Write In 


2 


Blanks 


45 


HOUSING AUTHORITY (five yrs) VOTE 




FOR ONE 




Lisa Donovan 


12 


Eldred Whyte 


13 


Write In 


7 


Blanks 


182 



162 



TRUST FUND COMMISSIONER (three 












yrs) VOTE FOR ONE 












Richard Small 


1 




1 




2 


Write In 


9 


6 


10 


11 


36 


Blanks 


204 


202 


218 


214 


838 
876 



After the results were announced, the checked ballots, voting lists and tally sheets 
were turned over to the Town Clerk for safekeeping as prescribed by law. 

A TRUE COPY ATTEST: 

Carol A. Mayer, CMC/CMMC S\ 
TOWN CLERK 

March 28, 2007 



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TOWN OF MEDFIELD 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

SPECIAL TOWN ELECTION 

JUNE 4, 2007 

Norfolk,ss. 

To the Constables of the Town of Medfield in said County, Greetings: 

In the Name of the Commonwealth, you are directed to notify and warn the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Medfield, qualified to vote in Town elections by ballot at 
the Ralph Wheelock School gymnasium, located on Elm Street in said Medfield, on 
MONDAY the 4th day of JUNE, A.D., 2007, at 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the 
following questions: 

PROPOSITION 2 V 2 OPERATIONAL OVERRIDE QUESTION 

Shall the Town of Medfield be allowed to assess an additional $500,000 in real estate 
and personal property taxes for the general operating expenses of the various Town 
and School Departments for the fiscal year beginning July first, two thousand and 
seven? 

YES NO 



And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting an attested copy thereof, in the 
usual place for posting warrants in said Medfield, seven days at least before the time 
of holding said Election. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this warrant with your doings thereon, unto the 
Town Clerk at the time and place of the Town Meeting aforesaid. Given unto our 
hands this 8th day of May, Two-Thousand and Seven 



PaulRhuda s/ 
Osier Peterson s/ 
Ann Thompson s/ 
BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

By virtue of this warrant, I have notified and warned the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Medfield, qualified to vote in elections, to meet at the time and for the purposes 
named, by posting attested copies of the same at five public places seven days before 
the date of the elections as within directed. 



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Constable: Eric Bazigian s/ 
Date: May 10, 2007 

A TRUE COPY ATTEST: 



Carol A. Mayer s/, CMC, CMMC 
Town Clerk 



TOWN OF MEDFIELD 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

SPECIAL TOWN ELECTION 

JUNE 4, 2007 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, the polls were opened at 6:00 A.M. with reading of 
the warrant and the swearing in of the election workers present. The ballot boxes were 
inspected and found to be in working order, specimen ballots posted, voting list was 
displayed and instruction to the voters posted. 

WARDEN: G. Marshall Chick 
ASSISTANT WARDEN: Al Allegretto 

TELLERS: Ruth Chick, John Hand, Rita Allegretto, Sandy Williams, Herb Williams, 
Emmy Mitchell and Virginia Whyte 

The polls were closed at 8:00 P.M. 

The total vote was 1 133. There are 7,941 registered voters, 11% of voters voting. 

PRECINCT 



QUESTION 1 - PROP 2 V 2 


1 


2 


3 


4 


TOTAL 


OPERATIONAL OVERIDE 












Yes 


144 


170 


185 


160 


659 


No 


121 


103 


128 


122 


474 
1133 



After the results were announced, the checked ballots, voting lists and tally sheets 
were turned over to the Town Clerk for safekeeping as prescribed by law. 

A TRUE COPY ATTEST: 
Carol A. Mayer, CMC/CMMC S\ 
TOWN CLERK 

June 5, 2007 

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TOWN OF MEDFIELD 
WARRANT FOR THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

2007 



Norfolk, ss. 



To the Constables of the Town of Medfield in said County, Greetings: 
In the Name of the Commonwealth, you are directed to notify and warn the Inhabitants 
of the Town of Medfield, qualified to vote in elections and in town affairs, to meet at 
the Ralph Wheelock School gymnasium, located on Elm Street in said Medfield, on 
MONDAY, the twenty-sixth day of March, A.D., 2007 at 6:00 o'clock A.M., then and 
there to act upon the following article: 

Article 1. To choose all Town Officers required to be elected annually by ballot, viz: 

One Moderator and one Housing Authority member each for a term of one year. 

One Selectman, one Assessor, two members of the School Committee, two Trustees of 

the Public Library, two Park and Recreation Commissioners and one Trust Fund 

Commissioner each for a term of three years. 

One member of the Planning Board and one member of the Housing Authority each for 

term of five years. 

The polls will be open at 6:00 o'clock A.M. and shall be closed at 8:00 o'clock P.M. 

On MONDAY the thirtieth day of April, A.D., 2007, commencing at 7:30 P.M. the 
following articles will be acted on in the Amos Clark Kingsbury School gymnasium, 
located on South Street in said Medfield, viz. 

Article 2. To see if the Town will vote to accept the reports of the several Town 
Officers for the past year. 

(Board of Selectmen) 

It was so VOTED (consent calendar 4/30/2007) 

Article 3. To see if the Town will vote to accept the following named sums as 
Perpetual Trust Funds for the care of lots in the Vine Lake Cemetery, the interest 
thereof as may be necessary for said care, viz. 



PERPETUAL CARE 2006 



Chambers, Marvin 
Adamson, John W. 
Dorgan, Sandra 
OToole, David C. 
Masterson, Donna 
Dewar, Natalie M. 



$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


1,100.00 


$ 


550.00 


$ 


1,650.00 


$ 


3,300.00 


$ 


550.00 



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$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


4,400.00 


$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


5,500.00 


$ 


4,190.00 



Fourcre, Paul G. 
DeLuca, Elaine/Anthony 
Starkey, Andrew 
Andrews, Christine 
Orpen, Joseph F. 
Vaughn, Richard and Janice 
Hughes, Jay W. 
Bruno, Joseph 
Borer, Walter 
Miscellaneous 

TOTAL: $ 38,840.00 

(Cemetery Commission) 

It was so VOTED (consent calendar 4/30/2007) 

Article 4. To see if the Town will vote to authorize a Fire Alarm Revolving Fund, 
pursuant to G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53 E !4, to be used for fire alarm maintenance, 
equipment or supplies, funds not to exceed $32,000 to come from the Maintenance Fee 
Account and to authorize the Fire Chief to expend from said funds, or do or act 
anything in relation thereto. 

(Fire Chief) 
It was so VOTED (consent calendar 4/30/2007) 

Article 5. To see if the Town will vote to authorize an Ambulance Revolving Fund 
pursuant to the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53E VS, to be used for payment 
of principal and interest costs on the ambulance, funds not to exceed $45,000 to come 
from the Ambulance Mileage Fee Account and to authorize the Fire Chief to expend 
from said funds, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Fire Chief) 
It was so VOTED (consent calendar 4/30/2007) 

Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to authorize an Advanced Life Support 
Revolving Fund pursuant to the provisions of G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53E VS, to be 
used for the payment of Advanced Life Support charges, funds not to exceed $30,000 to 
come from the users of said services or their insurers and to authorize the Fire Chief to 
expend from said funds, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Fire Chief) 
It was so VOTED (consent calendar 4/30/2007) 

Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to vote to authorize a Community Gardens 
revolving fund pursuant to the provisions of G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53E l / 2 , to be used 
for the payment of expenses for the operation of the Community Gardens program, 
funds not to exceed $1,000 to come from registration fees paid by gardeners and to 



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authorize the Town Administrator to expend from said funds, or do or act anything in 
relation thereto. 

(Town Administrator) 
It was so VOTED (consent calendar 4/30/2007) 

Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to accept for the fiscal year 2008 the provisions 
of section four of Chapter 73 of the Acts of 1986, in accordance with and subject to the 
provisions of said section four, providing for an additional exemption for a taxpayer 
who shall otherwise qualify for an exemption under clauses 1 7D, 22, 22 A, 22B, 22C, 
22D, 22E, 37A, 41C, 42 or 43 of section five of Chapter 59 of the General Laws, or do 
or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Board of Assessors) 
It was so VOTED - UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

Article 9. To see if the Town will vote to adopt a higher maximum qualifying gross 
receipts amount for deferral of taxes, by raising such maximum qualifying amount from 
$30,000 to $40,000, in accordance with and subject of the provisions of General Laws 
Chapter 59, section 5, clause 41 A, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Board of Assessors) 

VOTED: That the Town adopt a higher maximum qualifying gross receipts amount for 
deferral of taxes, by raising such maximum qualifying amount from $30,000 to 
$40,000, in accordance with and subject of the provisions of General Laws Chapter 59, 
section 5, clause 41 A. MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

Article 10. To see if the Town will vote to increase the amount of exemption from 
$500 to $1,000 for those taxpayers qualifying for an exemption pursuant to the 
provisions of General Laws Chapter 59, section 5, clause 41 C, or do or act anything in 
relation thereto. 

(Board of Assessors) 
VOTED: That the increase the amount of exemption from $500 to $1,000 for those 
taxpayers qualifying for an exemption pursuant to the provisions of General Laws 
Chapter 59, section 5, clause 41C. MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

Article 11. To see if the Town will vote to fix the salary and compensation of the 
following elected officers: Moderator, Town Clerk, Selectmen, Assessors, School 
Committee, Trustees of the Public Library, Park and Recreation Commissioners, 
Planning Board, Housing Authority and Trust Fund Commissioners, or do or act 
anything in relation thereto. 

Officer Present Salary W.C. Recommends 

Town Clerk $50,996 $52,526 

Selectmen, Chairman 900 900 

Selectmen, Clerk 900 900 



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Selectmen, Third Member 


900 


900 


Assessors, Chairman 


900 


900 


Assessors, Clerk 


900 


900 


Assessors, Third Member 


900 


900 


Moderator 








Housing Authority 








School Committee 








Library Trustees 








Planning Board 








Park and Recreation Commissioners 








Trust Fund Commissioners 



(Board of Selectmen) 






VOTED: That the Town fix the salary and compensation of the following elected 
officers: Moderator, Town Clerk, Selectmen, Assessors, School Committee, Trustees of 
the Public Library, Park and Recreation Commissioners, Planning Board, Housing 
Authority and Trust Fund Commissioners. 



Officer 

Town Clerk 

Selectmen, Chairman 

Selectmen, Clerk 

Selectmen, Third Member 

Assessors, Chairman 

Assessors, Clerk 

Assessors, Third Member 

Moderator 

Housing Authority 

School Committee 

Library Trustees 

Planning Board 

Park and Recreation Commissioners 

Trust Fund Commissioners 



Present Salarv 


Appropriated 


$50,996 


$52,526 


900 


900 


900 


900 


900 


900 


900 


900 


900 


900 


900 


900 













































PASSED UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

Article 12. To see if the Town will vote to amend the PERSONNEL 
ADMINISTRATION PLAN and CLASSIFICATION OF POSITIONS AND PAY 
SCHEDULE, effective July 1, 2007 to read set forth in the warrant, or do or act 
anything in relation thereto. 

(Personnel Board) 



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PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION PLAN CLASSIFICATION OF POSITIONS 

AND PAY SCHEDULE 



POLICE DEPARTMENT AS PER CONTRACT: 
FIVE YEAR STEP PLAN 



Sergeant 
7/01/06 


Min 

942.88 


Step 2 

981.56 


Step 3 

1,028.43 


Step 4 


Max 

1,126.04 








bi weekly 


1,885.76 


1,963.12 


2,056.87 




2,252.08 






Police Officer 
















7/01/06 


740.35 


792.27 


853.17 


910.04 


946.27 








bi weekly 


1,480.69 


1,584.54 


1,706.35 


1,820.07 


1,892.54 






Senior Dispatcher 
7/01/06 


631.98 


664.14 


701.54 


709.23 


778.42 








bi weekly 


1,263.97 


1,328.28 


1,403.07 


1,418.45 


1,556.83 






Dispatcher 
7/01/06 


568.93 


601.65 


632.00 


664.14 


701.62 








bi weekly 


1,137.85 


1,203.31 


1,263.99 


1,328.28 


1,403.24 






SIGHT ST1 

Sergeant 
7/01/06 


EPPLAN 

Min 

942.88 


Step 2 

961.76 


Step 3 

990.59 


Step 4 

1,000.59 


Step 5 

1,020.58 


Step 6 

1,040.99 


Step 7 

1,061.79 


Max 

1,126.04 


Bi weekly 


1,885.76 


1,923.52 


1,981.17 


2,001.19 


2,041.16 


2,081.98 


2,123.59 


2,252.08 


Police 

Officer 

7/01/06 


Min 
740.35 


Step 2 

762.53 


Step 3 
785.40 


Step 4 
808.98 


Step 5 
849.37 


Step 6 

874.88 


Step 7 
901.09 


Max 
946.27 


bi weekly 


1,480.69 


1,525.06 


1,570.79 


1,617.95 


1,698.74 


1,749.77 


1,802.17 


1,892.54 


Sr. Dispatcher 

7/01/06 631.97 


651.03 


670.08 


690.32 


711.15 


732.59 


754.60 


778.42 


bi weekly 


1,263.95 


1,302.05 


1,340.16 


1,380.64 


1,422.29 


1,465.17 


1,509.20 


1,556.83 


Dispatcher 
7/01/06 


Min 

568.93 


Step 2 

586.18 


Step 3 

603.43 


Step 4 

621.88 


Step 5 

640.33 


Step 6 

652.98 


Step 7 

679.30 


Max 

701.62 


bi weekly 


1,137.85 


1,172.35 


1,206.85 


1,243.77 


1,280.67 


1,305.96 


1,358.60 


1,403.24 


Specialist Range 

7/1/06 504.63 


to 


2,885.61 


Annual Stipend 







170 



PUBLIC SAFETY POSITIONS 



Stepl 


Step 2 


Step 3 


Step 4 


Step 6 


Step 7 


Step 8 


Step 9 


19.81 


20.41 


21.01 


21.64 


22.97 


23.65 


24.36 


— 


17.28 


17.80 


18.33 


18.88 


20.03 


20.63 


21.25 


21.89 


17.98 


18.50 


19.01 


19.56 


20.68 


21.27 


21.87 


22.48 



Step 5 



Firefighter/EMT (hired prior to 7/1/05) 19.81 20.41 21.01 21.64 22.29 

Call Firefighter/EMT (hired prior to 

7/1/05) 

* Based on a 42-hour workweek 

Firefighter/EMT (hired after 7/1/05) 
Call Firefighter/EMT (hired after 
7/1/05) 

* Based on a 42-hour workweek 

Animal Control Officer/Inspector 17.98 18.50 19.01 19.56 20.11 

* Based on a 40-hour workweek 

Assistant Animal Control Officer 1,791.18 1,957.25 2,123.34 2,288.30 2,457.71 

* Annual Stipend 2,623.79 2,788.75 2,987.15 



MANAGERIAL POSITIONS 





Minimum 


Midpoint 


Maximum 


Grade Level I 


43,709 


49,284 


54,859 


Administrative Assistant to the 








Selectmen/Town Administrator 








Grade Level II 


49,173 


54,636 


60,101 


No positions at this level 








Grade Level III 


54,636 


60,101 


65,564 


Council on Aging Director 








Grade Level IV 


60,101 


65,564 


71,028 


Park & Recreation Director 








Grade Level V 


65,564 


73,759 


81,955 



Assistant Town Administrator 
Principal Assessor 
Town Accountant 



171 



Treasurer/Collector 

Grade Level VI 71,028 79,222 87,418 

Library Director 

Grade Level VII 87,418 103,809 120,200 

Fire Chief 

Police Chief 6 

Superintendent of Public Works 

* Receives additional 15% of base salary as a result of Quinn Bill Educational 

Incentive 



OTHER SALARIED POSITIONS 

Grade Level I 
Outreach Social Worker 
Conservation Agent (part-time) 

Grade Level II 

Director of Youth Outreach 47,740 53,045 58,350 

HOURLY PAID POSITIONS 



Minimum 


Midpoint 


Maximum 


43,709 


49,173 


54,636 


21,855 


24,586 


27,319 



Grade 


MIN 


S2 


S3 


S4 


S5 


S6 


S7 


S8 


MAX 


10 


8.64 


8.89 


9.14 


9.40 


9.66 


9.93 


10.22 


10.50 


10.80 


20 


13.92 


14.31 


14.72 


15.13 


15.56 


16.01 


16.46 


16.93 


17.40 


30 


15.31 


15.75 


16.19 


16.64 


17.11 


17.60 


18.10 


18.61 


19.13 


40 


16.84 


17.31 


17.80 


18.31 


18.83 


19.36 


19.91 


20.48 


21.05 


50 


18.52 


19.05 


19.58 


20.15 


20.71 


21.30 


21.91 


22.52 


23.15 


60 


20.38 


20.95 


21.55 


22.15 


22.78 


23.43 


24.09 


24.77 


25.47 


70 


22.30 


22.97 


23.66 


24.36 


25.09 


25.84 


26.62 


27.42 


28.24 


80 


24.08 


24.80 


25.55 


26.31 


27.10 


27.91 


28.75 


29.61 


30.50 


90 


25.95 


26.73 


27.53 


28.36 


29.21 


30.08 


30.99 


31.91 


32.87 



HOURLY GRADE LISTINGS 



172 



Grade 10 


Grade 50 Grade 90 


Page 


Payroll Administrator Senior Foreman 




Administrative Assistant II 


Grade 20 


Circulation Supervisor 


Clerk Typist 


Equipment Operator 


Library Assistant 


Volunteer Coordinator 


Laborer 


Water Technician 


Mini-Bus Driver 




Police Matron 


Grade 60 


Special Police Officer 


Administrative Assistant III 




Children's Librarian 


Grade 30 


Park and Rec Program Coordinator 


Office Assistant 


Reference Librarian 


Sr. Library Assistant 




Truck Driver 


Grade 70 


Transportation Coordinator 


Sr. Equipment Operator 




Sr. Groundskeeper 


Grade 40 


Water Operator 


Administrative Assistant 


Tree Warden 


Elder Outreach Worker 


Mechanic 


Groundskeeper 




Maintenance Technician 


Grade 80 




Assistant Foreman 



SPECIAL RATE/FEE POSITIONS- 


PART TIME/TEMPORARY 


Veterans Agent 
Sealer of Weights 
Registrar, Clerk 
Registrar 


and Measures 


Annually 

6,690 

2,278 

1,317 

169 


Police Intern 




391 to 530 


Police- Private Special Detail 
Tree Climber 


28.50 
18.66 


Library Page 




9.14 to 12.00 


FIRE 






Deputy Chief 




3,435 


Captain 
Lieutenant 




Annually 

2,061 
1,649 



173 



EMS Coordinator 

Fire Alarm Superintendent 

INSPECTORS 
Inspector of Buildings 
Local Inspector of Buildings 
Gas Inspector 
Assistant Gas Inspector 
Plumbing Inspector 
Assistant Plumbing Inspector 
Wiring Inspector 
Assistant Wiring Inspector 
Zoning Enforcement Officer 
Street Inspector 

PARK AND RECREATION 

Program Director 

Swim Pond Director 

Swim Pond Assistant Director 

Swim Team Coach/Guard 

Assistant Coach/Guard 

Water Safety Instructor 

Lifeguard 

Swim Pond Badge Checker 

Swim Pond Maintenance 

Swim Pond Set-up Workers 

Camp Director 

Camp Specialists 

Counselors 

Jr. Counselor 

Tennis Director 

Tennis Instructor 

Trainee 



1,500 


715 


• 
26.68 per inspection 


5,158 


692 


1,421 


261 


4,215 


967 


2,346 


692 


26.68 per inspection 


14.10 per inspection 


13,583 to 16,192 


5,657 to 7,770 


3,774 to 5,182 


3,143 to 4,533 


2,013 to 3,498 


2,390 to 3,498 


2,274 to 3,239 


755 to 1,166 


881 to 1,166 


628 to 2,590 


2,515 to 4,958 


1,259 to 4,907 


1,007 to 2,591 


252 to 778 


3,774 to 5,182 


755 to 1,297 


7.57/hour 



VOTED: That the PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION PLAN and 

CLASSIFICATION OF POSITION AND PAY SCHEDULE be approved effective 
July 1, 2007 to read as set forth in the warrant, except that the Animal Control Officer 
read as follows: 



Stepl 18.52 Step 2 19.06 
Step 6 21.30 Step 7 21.91 



Step 3 19.58 Step 4 20.15 Step 5 20.71 
Step 8 22.53 Step 9 23.15 



And the Assistant Animal Control read as follows: 



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Stepl 1,844.92 Step 2 2,015.97 Step 3 2,187.04 

Step 4 2,356.95 Step 5 2,531.44 Step 6 2,702.50 

Step 7 2,872.41 Step 8 3,076.76 

MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

Article 13. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate and/or transfer from 
available funds sums of money requested by the Selectmen or any other Town Officer, 
Board, Commission or Committee to defray operating expenses of the Town for the 
fiscal year commencing July 1 , 2007, or such other sums as the Town may determine as 
required by General Laws, Chapter 41, Section 108, or do or act anything in relation 
thereto. 

(Board of Selectmen) 



VOTED: To approve the line items not on hold as printed in the warrant with the 
exception of School articles. MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

VOTED: To reduce the Health & Life Insurance by $70,000 for a new total of 
$2,920,911. MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

VOTED: To approve the Selectmen-Salaries line item as stated in the warrant. 
MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

VOTED: To reduce the Police Operations-Salaries by $40,000 for a new total of 
$1,682,607. MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

VOTED: To reduce the Highway-Salaries by $10,000 for a new total of $764,683. 
MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

VOTED: To reduce the Equip Repair/Maint- Salaries by $10,725 for a new total of 
$126,887. MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

VOTED: To approve the Solid Waste Disposal-Salaries line item as stated in the 
warrant. PASSED BY 2/3 VOTE (4/30/2007) 

VOTED: To reduce the Tipping Fee by $32,475 for a new total of $353,725. 
MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

VOTED: To reduce the Council on Aging-Operations by $10,000 for a new total of 
$52,900. MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 



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VOTED: To reduce the Outreach-Operations by $240 for a new total of $7,092. 
MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

VOTED: To approve the Town Debt-Principal and Town Debt-Interest as printed in 
the warrant. PASSED BY 2/3 VOTE (4/30/2007) 

VOTED: To approve the total School Budget of $24,9 18,290. MOTION CARRIES 
UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

VOTED: That the Town appropriate the sum of $46,542,418 to defray the operating 
expenses of the various Town Boards, Committees, Commissions and Departments as 
printed in the Warrant Report and/or as amended by this Town Meeting for the fiscal 
year commencing July 1, 2007 and that to meet said appropriation the following sums 
be raised and appropriated on the fiscal 2008 tax levy or transferred from accounts or 
funds as follows: 

$43,403,070 - Tax Levy 

1 16,589 - School Building Assistance Authority Bond Anticipation 

Note Interest reimbursement 
94,813 - Prior Year Debt Exclusion Interest Appropriation 
86,359 - Bond Premiums 

37,000 - Cemetery Perpetual Care Interest Account 
300,000 - Stabilization Fund for advance payments of Sewer Betterments 
1,231,887 - Water Enterprise Fund 
1,272,700- Sewer Enterprise Fund 
3,139,348 - sub-total (except for tax levy) 

PASSES UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

Article 14. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate from the Fiscal 2008 
Tax Levy and/or transfer from available funds and/or borrow for Capital Expenditures 
including the following: 



FY08 CAPITAL BUDGET 
RECOMMENDATIONS 

DEPARTMENT PROJECT 

Board of Selectmen Document/Plan Scanning and Backup Files 

Human Resources Information System 
Aerial Flyover for GIS 

Conservation Commission Future Land Acquisition 



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Fire Department 



Refurbish Brush Truck 



School Department 



Wheelock Door Security-Monitoring/Intercom/Release 
Rest Room Renovation 



Dale Street Site Paving/Driveway Repairs/Striping 
Replace Exterior Windows 
Door Security-Monitoring/Intercom/Release 

Maintenance Replace Pick Up Truck 



Police Department 



Police Station Computers 
Police Cruiser Laptops 
Weapons Replacement 
Animal Control Officer Vehicle 
Cruiser Replacement 
Traffic Light Upgrade 



Public Works 50D Compact Excavator 

Subdivision Resurfacing 

Replace 1988 Mack Truck Body 

Replace Two 15 Year Old Trucks 

Replace Raw Sewerage Pumps 
Water Enterprise Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCAD A) 
Sewer Enterprise SC ADA 



DEPARTMENT 
Police Department 
Police Department 



TRADE-IN OR SELL 
Weapons Trade-In 
One Cruiser Trade-in 



And that the Board of Selectmen and/or the Treasurer/Collector and/or the Board of 
Assessors and/or the Park and Recreation Commission and/or the Fire Department 
and/or the School Committee and/or the Police Department and or the Fire Department 
and/or the Public Works Department and/or the Water & Sewerage Commission be 
further authorized to contract with and otherwise deal with any federal and state 
agencies for reimbursement of the cost of any capital expenditure; and to trade and/or 
sell toward part of the purchase price the following: 

Or do or act anything in relation thereto. 



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(Capital Budget Committee) 



FY08 CAPITAL BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS 



DEPARTMENT PROJECT 

Board of Selectmen Document/Plan Scanning and Backup Files 

Human Resources Information System 

Aerial Flyover for GIS 



REQUEST APPROPRIATED 

$30,000 $5,000 

$25,000 $0 

$10,000 $10,000 



Council on Aging 



10 Passenger Handicapped Accessible Van 



$5,000 



$5,000 



Conservation 
Commission 



Fire Department 



Future Land Acquisition 
Refurbish Brush Truck 



School Department 

Wheelock Door Security-Monitoring/Intercom/Release 
Rest Room Renovation 

Dale Street Site Paving/Driveway Repairs/Striping 
Replace Exterior Windows 
Door Security-Monitoring/Intercom/Release 



$50,000 


$10,000 


$6,500 


$6,500 


$9,300 


$9,300 


$39,700 


$39,700 


$11,550 


$11,550 


$39,000 


$39,000 


$7,130 


$7,130 



Maintenance Replace Pick Up Truck 



$18,616 



$18,616 



Police Department 



Public Works 



Sewer Enterprise 
Water Enterprise 



Police Station Computers 
Police Cruiser Laptops 
Weapons Replacement 
Animal Control Officer Vehicle 
Crown Victoria Cruiser Replacement 
SUV Cruiser Replacement 
Traffic Light Upgrade 

50D Compact Excavator 

Subdivision Resurfacing 

Replace 1988 Mack Truck Body 

Replace Two 15 Year Old Trucks 

Replace Raw Sewerage Pumps 
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition 
System (SCADA) 



$18,000 


$0 


$40,000 


$0 


$19,800 


$13,500 


$20,000 


$20,000 


$29,900 


$29,900 


$33,600 


$0 


$10,400 


$0 


$44,000 


$44,000 


$30,000 


$30,000 


$15,000 


$10,000 


$100,000 


$100,000 


$40,000 


$40,000 


$190,000 


$190,000 



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o be funded by: 



SCADA 


$160,000 


$160,000 




$1,002,496 


$803,196 


Tax Levy 


$398,966 




Unexpended Appropriation Funds 






Water Enterprise Fund 


$195,000 




Sewer Enterprise Fund 


$205,000 




Trade-In for Weapons 


$4,030 




Animal Control Vehicle Trade In 


$200 




Total Additional Funds 


$404,230 





VOTED: That the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $803,196 for capital 
expenditures as recommended in the Warrant Report and/or as amended by this Town 
Meeting and that to meet this appropriation the following sums be raised on the Fiscal 
2008 tax levy and/or transferred from available funds: 

To be funded by: Tax Levy $398,966 
Unexpended Appropriation Funds 

Enterprise Fund $400,000 

Trade-In for Weapons $4,030 

Vehicle Trade In $200 

Total Additional Funds $404,230 

MOTION CARRIES (4/30/2007) 

Article 15. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate sums of money and determine 
in what manner said sums shall be raised to the fy07 01-912-2 Workers' Compensation 
Insurance budget to provide for the payment of Workers' Compensation Insurance 
premiums for fy07 and to the fy07 01-151-2 Town Counsel-Operations budget to 
provide for additional special legal counsel services, or do or act anything in relation 
thereto. 

(Town Administrator/Town Counsel) 

VOTED: That the Town appropriate $11,800 to the fy07 01-912-2 Workers 
Compensation Insurance budget to provide for the payment of Workers Compensation 
Insurance premiums for fy07 and $10,000 to the fy07 01-151-2 Town Counsel- 
Operations budget to provide for additional special legal counsel services. MOTION 
PASSES (4/30/2007) 

Article 16. To see if the Town will vote to transfer a sum of money from sewer 
betterments paid in advance to the Sewer Stabilization Fund, established under Article 
31 of the 2004 ATM in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, 



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31 of the 2004 ATM in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 40, Section 5B and as amended by Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2003, or do or act 
anything in relation thereto. 

(Water and Sewerage Commission) 

VOTED: That the Town transfer $645,617 from sewer betterments paid in advance to 
the Sewer Stabilization Fund, established under Article 31 of the 2004 ATM in 
accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 5B 
and as amended by Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2003. MOTION CARRIES 
UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

Article 17. To see if the Town will vote to transfer a sum of money from the fy07 
County Retirement Contribution budget, account 01-911-2 to the Unfunded Retiree 
Health Insurance Stabilization Fund, established under Article 26 of the 2006 ATM for 
the purpose of setting aside monies to cover the unfunded retiree health insurance costs 
in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40 Section 
5B as amended by Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2003, or do or act anything in relation 
thereto. 

(Town Administrator) 

VOTED: That the Town transfer $20,448 from the fy07 County Retirement 
Contribution budget, account 01-911-2 to the Unfunded Retiree Health Insurance 
Stabilization Fund, established under Article 26 of the 2006 ATM for the purpose of 
setting aside monies to cover the unfunded retiree health insurance costs in accordance 
with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40 Section 5B as amended 
by Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2003. MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

Article 18. To see if the Town will vote to transfer a sum of money from the Group 
Insurance Trust Fund to the Health Insurance Internal Service Fund 69, or do or act 
anything in relation thereto. 

(Town Administrator) 

VOTED: That the Town transfer $1 1 1,016 from the Group Insurance Trust Fund to the 
Heath Insurance Internal Service Fund 69. MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUS 
(4/30/2007) 

Article 19. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $24,344.72 from 
available funds appropriated under the provisions of Article 3 of the September 1998 
Special Town Meeting for the construction of sewers in Nauset Street, Cross Street, 
North Street and various other locations to Article 31 of the 2006 Annual Town 
Meeting for construction of sewers in the Hatters Hill section of Medfield to provide for 
the final completion of the Hatters Hill sewer project, or do or act anything in relation 
thereto. 



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(Superintendent of Public Works) 

VOTED: That the Town transfer the sum of $24,344.72 from available funds 
appropriated under the provisions of Article 3 of the September 1998 Special Town 
Meeting for the construction of sewers in Nauset Street, Cross Street, North Street and 
various other locations to Article 31 of the 2006 Annual Town Meeting for construction 
of sewers in the Hatters Hill section of Medfield to provide for the final completion of 
the Hatters Hill sewer project. MOTION PASSES (4/30/2007) 

Article 20. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of $2,148.45 in 
accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 64 
for the purpose of paying a prior year's bill for the Highway Department, or do or act 
anything in relation thereto. 

(Superintendent of Public Works) 

VOTED: That the Town appropriate the sum of $2,148.45 in accordance with the 
provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 64 to the FY 07 
Reserve Fund Budget 01-997-2, for the purpose of paying a prior year's bill for the 
Highway Department. MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

Article 21. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $25,209.54 from the 
Sewer Enterprise Fund Unreserved Fund balance to cover fy06 invoices, or do or act 
anything in relation thereto. 

(Superintendent of Public Works) 

VOTED: That the Town transfer the sum of $25,209.54 from the Sewer Enterprise 
Fund Unreserved Fund balance to cover fy06 invoices. MOTION PASSES 
UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

Article 22. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Selectmen to grant 
easements to the various public utilities on a parcels of Town-owned land located 
between Copperwood Road and Ice House Road and identified on the Medfield Board 
of Assessors Maps as Map 56, Lots 43, 44 and 45; said easements as shown on a plan 
entitled "Plan Showing Utility Easement" prepared by the Norfolk County Engineering 
Department, dated January 30, 2007, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Superintendent of Public Works) 

VOTED: That the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to grant easements to the 
various public utilities on a parcels of Town-owned land located between Copperwood 
Road and Ice House Road and identified on the Medfield Board of Assessors Maps as 
Map 56, Lots 43, 44 and 45; said easements as shown on a plan entitled "Plan Showing 
Utility Easement" prepared by the Norfolk County Engineering Department, dated 
January 30, 2007. MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 



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Article 23. To see if the Town will vote to amend the bylaws of the Town of 
Medfield, Article VII. Dog Control by adding a new Section 1. Dog License and 
renumbering subsequent section. New Section 1 to read as follow: 

Every dog owned or kept within the Town must be licensed annually by the owner or 
keeper prior to April 1 for the twelve month period beginning April 1 . Any person who 
fails to license his or her dog prior to April 1 shall pay a late fee of twenty- five dollars 
in addition to the license fee. The fine for owning or keeping an unlicensed dog shall be 
one hundred dollars for each year that the dog is unlicensed. 

The failure of the Town Clerk to send an individual notice or reminder, or of an owner 
or keeper to receive the same shall not relieve the owner or keeper of his or her 
obligations under this bylaw. 

And by striking in existing Section 3 Penalty : 

Fine for violation of Section 1(A) 
$ 25 - First offense 
$ 50 - Second offense 
$100 -Third offense 
$150 - Fourth and subsequent offense 

Or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Town Clerk) 

VOTED: That the Town amend the bylaws of the Town of Medfield, Article VII. Dog 
Control as printed in the warrant. MOTION CARRIES (4/30/2007) 

Article 24. To see if the Town of Medfield will vote to appropriate a sum of money to 
conduct a feasibility study for construction of a sidewalk on North Street from Winter 
Street to the Dover line. 

(Citizen Petition) 

VOTED: That the Town of Medfield appropriate the sum of $20,000 to conduct a 
feasibility study for construction of a sidewalk on North St from Winter Street to the 
Dover line. MOTION FAILS TO CARRY (4/30/2007) 

Article 25. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a public way the following 
named streets or portions thereof: 

Minuteman Road Station 0+26.14 to Station 15+16.47 
Quarry Road Station 0+25.00 to Station 7+75.93 

Robinson Road Station 0+ 00 to Station 4+86.87 



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As laid out by the Board of Selectmen and as shown on plans referred to in the Order of 
Layout on file with the Town Clerk's office and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
acquire by eminent domain, deed or otherwise, such rights, titles and easements, 
including drainage easements, as may be necessary to accomplish such purposes, or do 
or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Board of Selectmen) 

It was so VOTED - MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

Article 26. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money and determine 
in what manner said amount shall be raised for the purposes of replacing and/or 
reconstructing the High School track and/or bleachers and/or press box at the High 
School football field, known as Fischer Field to be expended under the direction of the 
School Committee and/or the Superintendent of Schools, and that the School 
Committee and/or the Superintendent of Schools be authorized to enter into contracts 
and/or apply for and receive grants for such purposes, or do or act anything in relation 
thereto. 

(School Committee/Citizen Petition) 

MOTION TO AMEND: By deleting the words "and/or bleachers and/or press box at 
the High School football field". AMENDMENT FAILS TO PASS (4/30/2007) 

VOTED: That the Town appropriate the sum of $125,000, said sum to be raised on the 
tax levy for the purposes of replacing and/or reconstructing the High School track 
and/or bleachers and/or press box at the High School football field, known as Fischer 
Field to be expended under the direction of the School Committee and/or the 
Superintendent of Schools, and that the School Committee and/or the Superintendent of 
Schools be authorized to enter into contracts and/or apply for and receive grants for 
such purposes. MOTION CARRIES (4/30/2007) 

Article 27. To see if the Town will vote to accept Section 23D, Chapter 39 of the 
General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which permits a member of a 
local board, committee or commission, who misses a single session of an adjudicatory 
hearing, on which the person is sitting, to be able to vote on the matter, provided the 
person reviews the evidence submitted at the missed hearing and files a certificate to 
that effect, and to specify whether this acceptance shall apply to all types of 
adjudicatory hearings or only to certain ones, or do or take any other action relating 
thereto. 

(Planning Board & Board of Appeals) 

VOTED: That the Town accept Section 23D, Chapter 39 of the General Laws of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which permits a member of a local board, committee 
or commission, who misses a single session of an adjudicatory hearing, on which the 



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person is sitting, to be able to vote on the matter, provided the person reviews the 
evidence submitted at the missed hearing and files a certificate to that effect. This 
acceptance shall apply to all types of adjudicatory hearings. MOTION CARRIES 
UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

Article 28. To see if the Town will vote to accept Section 3Z, Chapter 143 of the 
General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which permits part-time 
building inspectors, building commissioners and local inspectors to perform work in the 
business for which he is certified, licensed or registered under the building code, while 
serving as such inspector, providing that he/she shall not exercise any of his/her powers 
and duties as such inspector for any work done by himself, his employer, employee or 
one employed with him/her, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Building Inspector) 

VOTED: That the Town Accept Section 3Z, Chapter 143 of the General Laws of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

Article 29. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate an additional sum of money and 
determine in what manner said sum shall be raised, for the purpose of designing, 
constructing, furnishing and equipping an Adult Community Center; to authorize the 
Treasurer/Collector, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to borrow in 
accordance with the provisions of Clause (3), Paragraph 7, Chapter 44 of the 
Massachusetts General Laws; and to authorize the Council on Aging with the approval 
of the Board of Selectmen to apply for grants from the federal and/or state governments 
and/or private parties and to enter into contracts to accomplish said purposes, provided 
that all appropriations authorized under this article be contingent upon approval of a so- 
called Proposition 2 Vi debt exclusion, in accordance with Chapter 59, Section 21 C of 
the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or do or act anything in 
relation thereto. 

(Adult Community Center Building Committee & Council on Aging) 

VOTED: That the Town appropriate an additional sum of $100,000, said sum to be 
raised on the fy08 tax levy, for the purpose of designing, constructing, furnishing and 
equipping an Adult Community Center. MOTION PASSES (4/30/2007) 

Article 30. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money and determine 
in what manner said sum shall be raised for the purpose of conducting site studies, 
designing, preparing preliminary plans and/or construction plans and bid documents, 
undertaking site work, building, furnishing and equipping a new Public Works garage 
and facility, and to authorize the to authorize the Treasurer/Collector, with the approval 
of the Board of Selectmen, to borrow in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44, 
Section 7, Paragraph 3 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to expend said funds, to enter into contracts 
with federal, state and/or private parties, and to apply for and accept federal, state 



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and/or private grants to accomplish said purposes, provided that all appropriations 
authorized under this article be contingent upon approval of a so-called Proposition 2 Vi 
debt exclusion, in accordance with Chapter 59, Section 21C of the General Laws of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or do or take any other action in relation thereto. 

(Superintendent of Public Works) 

VOTED: To dismiss this article - MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

Article 31. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money and determine 
in what manner said sum shall be raised for the purpose of designing, constructing, 
furnishing, equipping and landscaping a Park and Recreation building on Town-owned 
land known as McCarthy Park, presently under Park and Recreation's control; and to 
authorize to authorize the Treasurer/Collector, with the approval of the Board of 
Selectmen, to borrow in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44, Section 7, 
Paragraph 3 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to 
authorize the Park and Recreation Commission to expend said funds, to enter into 
contracts with federal, state and/or private parties, and to apply for and accept federal, 
state and/or private grants to accomplish said purposes, provided that all appropriations 
authorized under this article be contingent upon approval of a so-called Proposition 2 Vi 
debt exclusion, in accordance with Chapter 59, Section 21C of the General Laws of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Park and Recreation Commission) 

VOTED: To appropriate the sum of $75,000, and to meet said sum, $9,643 be 
transferred from the unexpended appropriations balance of Article 18 of the 1998 
Annual Town Meeting (Pfaff Center bathroom renovations), $8,000 be transferred from 
the unexpended balance of Article 32 of the 2005 Annual Town Meeting 
(plan/design/construct/operate Community Center/Field House/Driving Range) and 
$57,357 be raised on the fy08 tax levy, for the purposes of conducting hydrogeologic 
studies and employing a construction management consultant in preparation for the 
design and construction of a proposed Park and Recreation facility. MOTION 
CARRIES (4/30/2007) 

Article 32. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money and determine 
in what manner said funds shall be raised for the purpose of conducting a site study, a 
space needs study and preparing preliminary plans and cost estimates for a public safety 
facility and to appoint a study committee to undertake these tasks, and to authorize the 
said committee to expend said funds, to enter into contracts with federal, state and/or 
private parties, and to apply for and accept federal, state and/or private grants to 
accomplish said purposes, or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Fire Chief and Chief of Police) 



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VOTED: To dismiss this article - MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

Article 33. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town of Medfield Bylaws to add 
to Article IV Police Regulations a new Section 32. Floor Drains, regulating the 
installation, maintenance and use of floor drains in industrial and commercial buildings, 
said bylaw to read as follows: 

Floor drains are prohibited in any building or structure used for an 
industrial, commercial or other non-residential purpose, except as 
provided in this section. A floor drain in. such a building or structure 
shall only be permitted if it is connected to the public sewer system with 
the prior approval of the Plumbing Inspector or his designee. A person 
shall make application to the Plumbing Inspector or his designee for a 
floor drain connection permit, providing such information as may be 
required. Issuance of the permit shall be within the discretion of the 
Plumbing Inspector or his designee, who may impose such conditions as 
he determines to be necessary to protect the public health, safety and 
welfare. The installation of each floor drain and/or its connection to the 
public sewer system shall be performed only by a licensed plumber in 
full compliance with applicable federal and state statutes and regulations 
and any conditions contained in the floor drain connection permit; all 
work shall be performed under the supervision of the Plumbing Inspector 
or his designee, who shall note his final approval on the permit upon the 
completion of the connection. 

Whoever violates this section shall be liable to pay a fine of three 
hundred dollars ($300); each day that the violation continues shall 
constitute a separate offense. This section may be enforced against each 
owner, tenant and person in possession of property to which the section 
applies. This section may be enforced by the Medfield Police Chief or 
his designee, the Plumbing Inspector or his designee, or the Board of 
Health or its agent, or the DPW Superintendent or his designee. 

or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Superintendent of Public Works) 

VOTED: That the Town amend the Town of Medfield Bylaws to add to Article IV 
Police Regulations a new Section 32 Floor Drains, as printed in the warrant. MOTION 
CARRIES UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

Article 34. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town of Medfield Bylaws 
Article IX - WETLANDS, Sections 2,7,8, 9 and 10 as follows: 

Section 2. Application - Strike the existing fourth paragraph and replace it with a new 
provision containing detailed language to provide for the imposition of fees upon 



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applicants to enable the Conservation Commission to secure the services of outside 
consultants pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 53G; the full 
text of the proposed new language is available for public inspection in the office of the 
Town Clerk and the office of the Conservation Agent in the Town House, 459 Main 
Street during regular business hours. 

Section 7. Burden of Proof - Add in the first line after "burden of showing" "by a 
preponderance of credible evidence". 

Section 8. Definitions - add a new definition 8.4 "vernal pool" and renumber existing 
8.4 and 8.5 as 8.5 and 8.6 respectively; the full text of the new definition is available for 
public inspection in the office of the Town Clerk and the office of the Conservation 
Agent in the Town House, 459 Main Street during regular business hours. 

Section 9. Security : strike existing subsection (a) and replace with: 
(a) By a proper bond, deposit of money or negotiable securities under a written third- 
party escrow arrangement, or other undertaking of financial responsibility sufficient in 
the opinion of the Commission, said security to be released in whole or in part upon 
issuance of a Certificate of Compliance for work performed pursuant to the permit. 

Section 10. Enforcement - strike existing schedule of fines and replace with: 
Fines - up to $300 per offense. 

or do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Conservation Commission) 

VOTED: That the Town amend the Town of Medfield Bylaws Article IX - 
WETLANDS, Sections 2,7,8, 9 and 10 as printed in the Warrant or as summarized in 
the Warrant and filed with the Town Clerk. MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUS 
(4/30/2007) 

Article 35. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to ground 
lease a portion of Town land identified on the Board of Assessor's Maps as Map 43, Lot 
132 to the Zullo Gallery Center for the Arts Charitable Trust for the purpose of 
constructing a new entrance to the Zullo Gallery on such terms as the Board of 
Selectmen determines to be in the Town's best interest, or do or take any action in 
relation thereto. 

(Board of Selectmen) 



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VOTED: That the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to ground lease a portion of 
Town land identified on the Board of Assessor's Maps as Map 43, Lot 132 to the Zullo 
Gallery Center for the Arts Charitable Trust for the purpose of constructing a new 
entrance to the Zullo Gallery on such terms as the Board of Selectmen determines to be 
in the Town's best interest. MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

Article 36. To see if the Town will vote to Amend the Town of Medfield Zoning Map 
by changing the zoning district from "Business" to "Business Industrial" for the parcel 
shown on the Town of Medfield Assessor's Maps as Map 37, Lot 82, or do or act 
anything in relation thereto. 

(Planning Board) 

VOTED: That the Town amend the Town of Medfield Zoning Map by changing the 
zoning district from "Business" to "Business Industrial" for the parcel shown on the 
Town of Medfield Assessor's Maps as Map 37, Lot 82. MOTION PASSES BY 2/3 
VOTE (4/30/2007) 

Article 37. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Assessors to use a sum of 
money from free cash in the Treasury for the reduction of the tax rate for fiscal 2008, or 
do or act anything in relation thereto. 

(Board of Assessors) 

VOTED: That the Town authorize the Board of Assessors to use the sum of 
$1,000,000 from free cash in the Treasury for the reduction of the tax rate for fiscal 
2008. MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUS (4/30/2007) 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting an attested copy thereof, in the 
usual place for posting warrants in said Medfield, seven days at least before the time of 
holding said Town Meeting. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this warrant with your doings thereon, unto the 
Town Clerk at the time and place of the Town Meeting aforesaid. Given unto our hands 
this 15th day of March, Two-Thousand and Seven. 

Ann B. Thompson, Chairman S\ 
Paul Rhuda S\ 
Osier Peterson S\ 
BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



188 



By virtue of this warrant, I have notified and warned the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Medfield, qualified to vote in elections and at town meetings, to meet at the times and 
for the purposes named, by posting attested copies of the same at five public places 
seven days before the date of the election as within directed. 

Constable: Andrew Clarke S\ 
Date: March 1 6, 2007 

A TRUE COPPY ATTEST: 



Carol A. Mayer, CMC, CMMC 
Town Clerk 



189 



FINANCIAL REPORTS 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING 

DECEMBER 31, 2007 



190 



BOARD OF ASSESSORS 
COMPARATIVE FINANCIAL REPORTS 
2006, 2007 AND 2008 



2006 1 Residential 

2 Open Space 

3 Commercial 

4 Industrial 

5 Personal Property 



4425 


$2,138,542,555.00 





$0.00 


111 


$54,540,576.00 


48 


$26,113,700.00 


179 


$19,877,280.00 



Total Real and Personal Property 



4763 



$2,239,074,111.00 



Tax Levy 




$28,346,678.24 


Overlay 




$252,732.28 


Tax Rate per thousand all classes 




$12.66 


2007 1 Residential 


4032 


$2,312,714,604.00 


2 Open Space 





$0.00 


3 Commercial 


149 


$62,742,696.00 


4 Industrial 


48 


$25,374,300.00 


5 Personal Property 


145 


$20,201,330.00 



Total Real and Personal Property 



4374 



$2,421,032,930.00 



Tax Levy 




$29,706,074.05 


Overlay 




$177,929.08 


Tax Rate per thousand all classes 




$12.27 


2008 1 Residential 


4055 


$2,237,692,793.00 


2 Open Space 







3 Commercial 


136 


$65,640,407.00 


4 Industrial 


42 


$26,088,100.00 


5 Personal Property 


148 


$21,731,890.00 



Total Real and Personal Property 



4381 



$2,351,153,190.00 



Tax Levy 

Overlay 

Tax Rate per thousand all classes 



$30,094,760.83 

$181,053.83 

$12.80 



191 



COLLECTOR OF TAXES 
Taxes Receivable as of June 30, 2007 



Fiscal Year 


Real Estate 


Personal Property 


Excise Tax 


2007 


$194,010.42 


$1,241.15 


$ 68,046.71 


2006 


6,291.46 


1,455.60 


36,884.62 


2005 


(5,294.73) 


1,771.01 


11,211.71 


2004 


( 601.24) 








2003 


(3,678.58) 








2002 


2,487.72 









Tax Title 96,315.33 



Respectfully submitted, 

Georgia K. Colivas, 
Treasurer/Collector 



192 



TOWN TREASURER 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
and Residents of Medfield: 

Statement of Cash 

Receipts Fiscal Year 2007 
Including investment returns *$76,410,165.12 

Disbursements Fiscal Year 2007 
Including reinvestments $56,779,750.53 

Cash Balance on June 30, 2007 $11,1 47,65 1 .08 

General Fund 

♦includes $18,136,563 SB A reim. 

Statement of Investments 

Pooled Investment Fund 

Investments with MMDT June 30, $21,042,106.54 

2007 

Total Cash, Savings and Investments June 30, 2007 $32,189,757.62 
General Fund 

Statement of Interest Received on Savings/Investments-General Fund 

General Fund $304,042.67 

Pooled Investment Fund $178,553.05 

Total Interest Earned in Fiscal 2007 $482,595.72 



Outstanding Debt Accounts June 30, 2007 

Debt Exclusion: 

Town Land Acquisition 912,600 

Sewers 9,477,471 

School Construction 3,045,000 

Library Renovation 1,054,700 

School Roofs 180,000 

Additional School Roofs 428,200 

HS/Middle School/Memorial Construction 28,800,000 

Adult Community Center 2,800,000 



193 



Non-Exclusion: 

Adult Community Center 1 49,000 

Town Hall Renovation $ 1 ,2 1 0,800 

Cap Landfill 472,400 

Athletic Facilities 68,000 

School Lift Installation 1 00,000 

Land Acquisitions 1 ,998, 1 00 

Health Septic Loans (MWPAT) 53,808 

DPW 206,000 

Fire Truck 375,000 
Enterprise Fund: 

Well No. 6 759,700 

Water Treatment Plant 234,500 

Causeway Water Main 600,000 

WWTP Improvements 1,725,000 

Forest St. Water Main 164,696 

Total Long Term Debt (principal only) $54,814,975 



Respectfully Submitted, 
Georgia K. Colivas 



194 



TOWN TREASURER 

TRUST AND INVESTMENT ACCOUNTS 

Funds in Custody of the Town Treasurer: 


Retirement/Pension 


$3,539,664.12 


Conservation 


104,899.63 


Stabilization 


222,327.47 


Special Unemployment Insurance 


252,247.88 


Group Insurance 


.01 


Library Trusts 


23,409.66 


Granville Dailey-Library 


83,165.63 


Madelyn L. Grant Library Fund 


54,363.08 


Cemetery Perpetual Care 


817,816.79 


Gloria Lynn Library Scholarship 


10,024.33 


Municipal Insurance 


276,434.41 


Madelyn L. Grant Scholarship 


122,909.36 


Council on Aging 


2,083.91 


Palumbo Sports Fund 


1.84 


Stabilization- Advanced Sewer Bet. Payments 


1,630,080.61 


Moses Ellis Post #117 G.A.R. 


10,278.18 


Medfield Antiquities Trust 


4,697.65 


Tri-Centennial Trust 


2,827.00 


School Essay Fund 


3,789.03 


Allendale Sewer Pumping Station Fund 


55,525.82 


Dela Park Acres Trust 


15,093.99 


Cedarview Acres 


15,159.27 


Carruth Sewer District 


5,730.82 


Maude Washburn Trust Fund 


3,751.82 


Playground Trust 


1,402.80 


Elderly & Disabled Trust 


3,218.56 


375 th Anniversary Trust 
Stabilization-OPEB 


1,097.81 
18,564.76 


Balance June 30, 2007 


7,280,566.24 



Respectfully submitted, Georgia K. Colivas, CCMT, Treasurer/Collector 

195 



TOWN ACCOUNTANT 

TOWN OF MEDFIELD 

BALANCE SHEET 

FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2007 



FUND: 01 GENERAL FUND 



ACCOUNT 
BALANCE 



ASSETS 



01 


101000 


CASH 


01 


121005 


2005 PP TAX RECBL 


01 


121006 


2006 PP TAX RECBL 


01 


121007 


2007 PP TAX RECBL 


01 


122000 


2000 RE TAX RECB-CH59 


01 


122001 


2001 RE TAX RECB-CH59 


01 


122002 


2002 RE TAX RECB-CH59 


01 


122003 


2003 RE TAX RECB-CH59 


01 


1 22004 


2004 RE TAX RECB-CH59 


01 


1 22005 


2005 RE TAX RECB-CH59 


01 


122006 


2006 RE TAX RECB-CH59 


01 


122007 


2007 RE TAX RECB-CH59 


01 


123005 


PROV FOR ABATE/EXEMP-2005 


01 


123006 


PROV FOR ABATE/EXEMP-2006 


01 


123007 


PROV FOR ABATE/EXEMP-2007 


01 


124000 


TAX TITLE RECBL 


01 


125300 


DEF TAX RECBL ch59s5cl41 A 


01 


126105 


2005 MVE RECB-CH60A 


01 


126106 


2006 MVE RECB-CH60A 


01 


126107 


2007 MVE RECB-CH60A 


01 


1 34002 


AMBCHGBILL AGREC 


01 


1 36000 


POLICE SPEC DETAIL REC 


01 


1 38000 


COMM TRASH FEE RECB 


01 


143101 


2001 APPSEWBETTATTX 


01 


143102 


2002 APP SEW BETT ATTX 


01 


143103 


2003 APP SEW BETT ATTX 


01 


143104 


2004 APP SEW BETT ATTX 


01 


143105 


2005 APP SEW BETT ATTX 


01 


143106 


2006 APP SEW BETT ATTX 


01 


143107 


2007 APP SEW BETT ATTX 


01 


143900 


COMM INT SB ATTX 


01 


161080 
TOTAL ASSETS 


DF TRUST FD-80 



32,189 
1 
1 
1 
1 
2 
2 
-3 

-5 
6 

194 

-44 
-143 

-68 
96 

138 
11 
36 
68 

114 
20 



,757.62 
,771.01 
,455.60 
,241.15 
,437.92 
,294.18 
,487.72 
,678.58 
■601.24 
,294.73 
,291.46 
,010.42 
,906.77 
,729.93 
,323.98 
,315.33 
,862.29 
,211.71 
,884.62 
,046.71 
,517.32 
,605.03 
561.00 
116.95 
116.95 
116.95 
116.95 
,539.27 
■362.21 
,639.66 
,299.14 
,987.38 



32,643,708.36 



96 



Town of Medfield 

Fund 20 - School Grants 

Fiscal Year 2007 

Account Balance 

Number Account Title 6/30/2007 



S 20-004 S-Community Partnership Gr - Fd 86 

F 20-005 F-Drug Free School Grant - Fd 76 

F 20-007 F-Title VIB-Early Childhood - Fd 79 

F 20-008 F-Title VIB-941 142 - Fd 77/78 

F 20-014 F-SPED Supprtg Access to Curr-Fd 74 

S 20-035 S-Subsidiary Agreement Grant - Fd 88 

F 20-037 F-Sped Corrective Action Grant-Fd 45 

S 20-042 S-Academic Supp Serv Grant-Fd 35 

F 20-043 F-Enhanced ED Thru Tech-Fd 39 

F 20-044 F-Title V Grant - Fd 72 

F 20-045 F-Teacher Quality Grant-Fd 3 7 

S 20-047 S-Circuit Breaker Progr - Fd 83 

S 20-050 S-Compass Sch - Fd 47 
Total 



Total Federal 

Total State 

Total School Grants 



$ 


6,883.75 


$ 


3,558.07 


$ 


1,883.25 


$ 


8,068.94 


$ 


7,792.61 


$ 


64,916.75 


$ 


215.00 


$ 


1.00 


$ 


0.25 


$ 


1,241.91 


$ 


8,647.98 


$ 


2,311.90 


$ 


2,500.00 


$ 


108,021.41 


$ 


31,408.01 


$ 


76,613.40 


$ 


108,021.41 



197 



FUND: 01 GENERAL FUND 



TOWNOFMEDFIELD 

BALANCE SHEET 

FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2007 



ACCOUNT 
BALANCE 



01 


120000 


01 


124001 


01 


125301 


01 


126000 


01 


134100 


01 


136100 


01 


138100 


01 


143925 


01 


201000 


01 


202000 


01 


221100 


01 


221200 


01 


222000 


01 


222200 


01 


222500 


01 


222600 


01 


222800 


01 


223000 


01 


223100 


01 


226800 


01 


227009 


01 


227010 


01 


227011 


01 


238020 


01 


238021 


01 


238030 


01 


238031 


01 


238032 


01 


238033 


01 


238040 


01 


238041 


01 


238060 


01 


238061 


01 


238069 


01 


252000 



DEF REV-PROP TAX 
DEF REV-TAX TITLE 
DEF REV-DEFERRED TAX 
DEF REV-MVE TAX 
DEF REV-AMBULANCE 
DEF REV-POL SPEC DETAIL 
DEF REV-COMM TRASH FEES 
DEF REV-SPECIAL BETT 
WARRANTS PAYABLE 
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE 
PAYR P-FEDERAL TAX W/H 
PAYR P-STATE TAX W/H 
PAYR P-RETIREMENT W/H 
PAYR P-VOL LIFE W/H 
PAYR P-ANNUITY W/H 
PAYR P-DEF COMP W/H 
PAYR P-MEDICARE W/H 
PAYR P-HEALTH INS W/H 
PAYR P-BASIC LIFE W/H 
PAYR P-DENTL INS W/H 
ZON BD RFDBL DEP PAYBL 
PLN BD RFDBL DEP PAYBL 
CONSVTN PROJ DEP PAYBL 
DT SPEC REV FD-20 
DT SPEC REV FD-21 
DT SPEC REV FD-30 
DT SPEC REV FD-31 
DT SPEC REV FD-32 
DT SPEC REV FD-33 
DT CAP PROJ FD-40 
DTSEWCAPPRFD-41 
DT WATER ENTR FD-60 
DT SEWER ENTRFD-61 
DT HEA INS INTNL SVC FD-69 
TAILINGS PAYABLE 



TOTAL LIABILITIES 



FUND BALANCE 




01 


324001 


01 


324002 


01 


327000 


01 


328000 


01 


329600 


01 


329601 


01 


329602 


01 


333000 


01 


359000 



F/B R-ENCUMBRANCE 

F/B R-RES EXP-SP ART 

F/B R-DEBT EXCL-UNEXP P Y INT 

F/B R-DBT EXCL-SB REV 

F/B RES REDUC FUTR EXCL DEBT 

F/B R-REDUC EXCL DBT-MSBA GR 

F/B R-MSBA GR EXCL DBT COSTS 

F/BR-EXPENDFRFC 

F/B UNRESERVED 



TOTAL FUND BALANCE 

TOTAL LIABILITIES + FUND BALANCE 

* FREE CASH CERTIFIED $1,339,234 



55,545.77 

-96,315.33 

-138,862.29 

-116,143.04 

-114,517.32 

-20,605.03 

-561.00 

-9,505.12 

-898,212.28 

-416.42 

20.44 

38.67 

0.07 

-432.61 

-7,975.14 

0.06 

29.65 

-79,925.71 

-218.24 

-9,004.28 

-38.18 

-26,239.44 

-4,543.09 

-108,021.41 

-293,426.84 

-200,879.99 

-640,037.47 

-238,194.35 

38,978.29 

■1,933,435.36 

-580,014.41 

■1,224,282.35 

-519,985.98 

•1,394,222.70 

-33,438.15 



-8,594,840.58 



-659,549.60 

-983,756.98 

-94,813.00 

-446,387.00 

-1,012,185.20 

■18,136,563.00 

-70,866.85 

-1,000,000.00 

-1,644,746.15 



-24,048,867.78 
-32,643,708.36 



198 



Town of Medfield 

Fund 21 - School Revolving 

Fiscal Year 2007 



Account 




School 




Balance 


Number 


Account Title 

School Athletic Revolving 


Fund# 

21/22 




6/30/2007 


21-003 


$ 


9,485.88 


21-004 


Adult Education 


24/25 


$ 


93,760.37 


21-006 


Tuition Revolving 


27 


$ 


11,256.09 


21-007 


Fine Arts revolving 


28 


$ 


6,682.81 


21-016 


School Intramurals(clubs) 


23 


$ 


10,705.32 


21-019 


Mid Schl Interscholastic(sports) 


20 


$ 


6,413.79 


21-020 


Community Partnerhip 


26 


$ 


693.87 


21-021 


MEDF Coalition for Public Ed. 


40 


$ 


45,611.58 


21-024 


Before/After School Care 


19 


$ 


24,181.47 




Subtotal 




$ 


208,791.18 


21-001 


School Lunch 




$ 


75,167.73 


21-012 


Voluntary Local Education 




$ 


5,693.21 


21-023 


Sc Const-$55.6M-Contr. Rev. 




$ 


3,774.72 




Subtotal 




$ 


84,635.66 




Grand Total 




$ 


293,426.84 



199 



TownofMedfield 

Fund 30 - Town Grants 

Fiscal Year 2007 



Account 
Number 

30-006 
30-013 
30-020 
30-024 
30-029 
30-034 
30-042 
30-070 
30-074 
30-077 
30-080 
30-082 
30-083 
30-085 
30-086 



Account Title 



Balance 
6/30/2007 



S-Police Drug Education 


$ 


764.70 


S-Dep Compost Bin 


$ 


1,963.70 


S-Title V Public Info. Gr. 


$ 


3,016.39 


S-State Aid to Library 


$ 


51,257.82 


S-DEP Recycling Grant 


$ 


11,321.13 


S-Water Pollutn Abat-Tit V 


$ 


68,008.40 


S-Medfield Arts Council Int. Bearing 


$ 


6,975.82 


S-Senior Formula Grant FY05-FY09 


$ 


240.00 


S-MAHB Grant 


$ 


275.08 


S-Community Policing FY05 


$ 


23.79 


S-Community Policing FY06 


$ 


1,300.13 


S-Community Policing FY07 


$ 


11,198.07 


P-MCHF Subst Abuse Gr CY07-09 


$ 


28,932.88 


P-MCHF Pol AEDefib Grant 


$ 


15,450.00 


S-COA Serv Incent Comp Gr 


$ 


152.08 


Total 


S 


200,879.99 



Total Federal Grants (F) 

Total State Grants (S) 

Total Private Grants (P) 
Total 



$ 


- 


$ 


156,497.11 


$ 


44,382.88 


$ 


200,879.99 



200 





TownofMedfield 








Fund 3 1 - Revolving 








Fiscal Year 2007 






Account 






Balance 


Number 


Account Title 


i 


6/30/2007 


31-001 


Sale of Cemetery Lots 


$ 


159,370.00 


31-002 


Cemetery Perpetual Care 


$ 


59,740.00 


31-003 


Insurance Reimb <$20,000 


$ 


6,692.16 


31-004 


Park & Recreation Revolving 


$ 


7,393.34 


31-005 


Tennis Revolving 


$ 


6,154.12 


31-006 


Swim Pond Revolving 


$ 


737.91 


31-007 


Fire Alarm Revolving 


$ 


10,898.12 


31-010 


Premium on Debt Exclusion Bonds 


$ 


163,004.66 


31-012 


Fire CPR Revolving 


$ 


1,066.53 


31-013 


Georgetown Roadwork 


$ 


3,000.00 


31-017 


Special Investigation Police 


$ 


1,073.50 


31-022 


Police Special Detail 


$ 


61,159.49 


31-024 


Conservation Fees 


$ 


8,875.00 


31-033 


Town Hall Renv Bonding Company 


$ 


19,196.29 


31-036 


Fire Arms Revolving 


$ 


7,845.10 


31-042 


Amb Mileage Fees-Billing Agency 


$ 


103,189.77 


31-043 


Adv Life Support Fees-Billing Ag 


$ 


2,964.81 


31-048 


Deputy Coll Fees Ac 


$ 


14,256.67 


31-050 


Sew Install Engineering Study 


$ 


800.00 


31-051 


Community Gardens 


$ 


720.00 


31-052 


Senior Center Plan Deposits 


$ 


1,900.00 




Total 


$ 


640,037.47 



201 





Town of Medfield 








Fund 32 - Gift A/c's 








Fiscal Year 2007 






Account 






Balance 


Number 


Account Title 




6/30/2007 


32-001 


Cable Access Gift 


S 


100.00 


32-002 


Fire Gift 


S 


1,352.39 


32-003 


Dwight Derby House Gift 


s 


1 ,000.00 


32-004 


Civil Defense gift 


$ 


3,493.62 


32-006 


Copeland Gift Police 


s 


7,051.24 


32-007 


School/Police Safety Gift 


s 


164.20 


32-008 


Council on Aging Gift 


$ 


21,937.51 


32-011 


Pondview Sidewalk gift 


$ 


193.87 


32-013 


Drug Wages Norwood Gift 


$ 


742.46 


32-014 


Historical Commission Gift 


s 


34.00 


32-015 


Long Range Planning Gift 


s 


447.00 


32-016 


Comm to Study Memorials Gift 


$ 


8,716.41 


32-018 


Memorial Day Gift 


s 


1,595.94 


32-020 


Outreach Gift 


s 


4,433.62 


32-025 


Town Meeting Gift 


s 


75.00 


32-027 


Ambulance Gift 


$ 


2,277.51 


32-028 


Library Gift 


$ 


23,740.05 


32-030 


Grist Mill Gift 


s 


19,687.16 


32-031 


Town Common Gift 


$ 


2,531.06 


32-034 


Library Building Gift 


s 


23,059.01 


32-035 


Dare Police Donations 


$ 


4,870.76 


32-038 


COA TRIAD Gift 


$ 


5,134.47 


32-039 


Library Book/Materials Gift 


s 


15,405.27 


32-041 


Kennel Operations Gift 


$ 


2,756.01 


32-042 


COA-Senior Van Gift ac 


s 


187.23 


32-043 


Arts/Cult Council Gift-Est 3/02 


s 


679.00 


32-044 


Entering Medfield Sign Gift ac 


$ 


2,000.00 


32-046 


COA MACC Furn/Equi/Access Gift 


$ 


36,082.70 


32-047 


Downtown Study Gift 


$ 


1,704.93 


32-048 


Fiberoptic Gift- WAN 


$ 


19,449.15 


32-050 


Police Gift 


$ 


4.50 




Total Town 


s 


210,906.07 




School 






32-005 


School Gifts-Fd30 


$ 


27,288.28 




Total School 


$ 


27,288.28 




Grand Total 


$ 


238,194.35 



202 



Account 
Number 


Town of Medfield 

Fund 33 - Chapter 90 
Fiscal Year 2007 

Account Title 




Balance 

6/30/2007 


33-011 


North+Green St Design S235k 
Total 


S 
S 


(38,978.29) 
(38,978.29) 



Town of Medfield 

Fund 69-Health Insurance Internal Service Fund 
Fiscal Year 2007 



Account 
Number 



Account Title 



Balance 
6/30/2007 



69-001 Harv/Pilg HMO Self Insured Plan 

69-002 Harv/Pilg Med Enh 65 Self Insured Plan 

69- 1 08000 Deposit Held by Others- Harv/Pilg 

80-007 Health Claim Group Ins Trust 

Less Claims Payable @ 6/30 

Fund Balance @ 6/30 

Less Deposit Held by Harv/Pilg 

Fund Balance Avail for Health Ins Claims 



S 1,089,505.66 

S 304,717.04 

S 103,609.21 

S 1,497,831.91 

_$ 0.01 

S 1,497,831.92 

S (712,241.56) 

$ 785,590.36 

S (103,609.21) 

S 681,981.15 



203 



Town of Medfield 

Fund 90 - Other Agency Fund 

Student Activity Accounts 

Fiscal Year 2007 



Number 


Acccount Title 


90-311 


Dale Street School 


90-312 


Wheelock School 


90-313 


Memorial School 


90-321 


Middle School 


90-331 


High School 




Total 



Balance 
6/30/2007 

$ 7,645.92 

$ 3,433.92 

$ 6,251.01 

$ 25,625.70 

$ 100,258.52 

$ 143,215.07 



Respectfully submitted, 

Joy A. Ricciuto, CGA 
Town Accountant 



204 



WATER ENTERPRISE FUND 

FISCAL YEAR 2007 

ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES 

WATER ENTERPRISE REVENUES & AVAILABLE FUNDS: 

USER CHARGES J 1,202,424 

TOTAL WATER REVENUES 

TOTAL COSTS APPROPRIATED IN THE WATER DEPARTMENT 

ORGANIZATION CODE 60-410-1 AND 60-410-2: 

PERSONNEL $ 266,198 

OPERATIONS $ 418,250 

RESERVE FUND PROJECTS: 

- NEW METERS $ 40,000 



SUB-TOTAL WATER DEPARTMENT COSTS $ 724,4 

ALLOCATED EXPENSES APPROPRIATED IN OTHER 
DEPARTMENTAL BUDGETS: 
DEBT SERVICE: 

PRINCIPAL 01-710-2 

INTEREST 01 -75 1 -2 

TOTAL DEBT SERVICE 

INSURANCE 

CNTY RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTION 

SHARED EMPLOYEES 

SHARED FACILITIES 

SUB-TOTAL ALLOCATED EXPENSES 

TOTAL-ALLOCATED EXPENSES 



$ 


167,564 






$ 


75,874 










$ 


243,438 


$ 


49,345 






$ 


41,969 






$ 


136,379 






$ 


6,845 










$ 


234,538 



ESTIMATED EXPENSES (1.202,424) 

ESTIMATED WATER FUND SURPLUS (DEFICIT) 

CALCULATION OF GENERAL FUND SUBSIDY: 
ENTERPRISE FUND REVENUES AND AVAILABLE FUNDS 
LESS: TOTAL COSTS 
LESS: PRIOR YEAR DEFICIT 

GENERAL FUND SUBSIDY 

SOURCES OF FUNDING FOR COSTS APPROPRIATED IN ENTERPRISE FUND: 

ENTERPRISE FUND REVENUES AND AVAILABLE FUNDS 

TAXATION 

FREE CASH 

NON-ENTERPRISE AVAILABLE FUNDS 

TOTAL SOURCES OF FUNDING FOR COSTS 
APPROPRIATED IN THE WATER ENTERPRISE FUND 



$ 


$ 
$ 
$ 


1,202,424 
(1,202,424) 


$ 


$ 
$ 
$ 
$ 


1,202.424 


$ 


1,202,424 



FY07 WATER ENTERPRISE RATE STRUCTURE: 



0- 10,000 

10,001 -35,000 

35,001 -70,000 

OVER 70.000 GALLONS 



$26.62 BASE CHARGE EVERY 6 MONTHS 
$2.31 PER THOUSAND GALLONS 
$3.53 PER THOUSAND GALLONS 
$4.96 PER THOUSAND GALLONS 



205 



SEWER ENTERPRISE FUND 

FISCAL YEAR 2007 

ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES 



SEWER ENTERPRISE REVENUES & AVAILABLE FUNDS: 
USER CHARGES 

TOTAL SEWER REVENUES 



.205.206 



TOTAL COSTS APPROPRIATED IN THE SEWER DEPARTMENT 
ORGANIZATION CODE 61-420-1 AND 61-420-2: 

PERSONNEL 

OPERATIONS 

RESERVE FUND PROJECTS: 

- INFILTRATION INFLOW 

- NEW METERS 

SUB-TOTAL SEWER DEPARTMENT COSTS 



194,216 
512,498 



50.000 
40.000 



796.714 



ALLOCATED EXPENSES APPROPRIATED IN OTHER 
DEPARTMENTAL BUDGETS: 
DEBT SERVICE: 

PRINCIPAL 01-710-2 
INTEREST 01-751-2 
TOTAL DEBT SERVICE 



S 1 1 5,000 

S 84.554 



199,554 



INSURANCE 

CNTY RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTION 

SHARED EMPLOYEES 

SHARED FACILITIES 

SUB-TOTAL ALLOCATED EXPENSES 

TOTAL-ALLOCATED EXPENSES 



S 33,517 

S 32,756 

S 137,811 

S 4.854 



408,492 



ESTIMATED EXPENSES 

ESTIMATED SEWER FUND SURPLUS (DEFICIT) 

CALCULATION OF GENERAL FUND SUBSIDY: 
ENTERPRISE FUND REVENUES AND AVAILABLE FUNDS 
LESS: TOTAL COSTS 
LESS: PRIOR YEAR DEFICIT 

GENERAL FUND SUBSIDY 



SOURCES OF FUNDING FOR COSTS APPROPRIATED IN ENTERPRISE FUND: 

ENTERPRISE FUND REVENUES AND AVAILABLE FUNDS 

TAXATION 

FREE CASH 

NON-ENTERPRISE AVAILABLE FUNDS 



(1.205.206) 



TOTAL SOURCES OF FUNDING FOR COSTS 
APPROPRIATED IN THE SEWER ENTERPRISE FUND 



s 


$ 
s 

$ 


1.205,206 
(1,205,206) 


s 


. 


$ 
$ 
s 
$ 


1,205,206 


$ 


1,205.206 



FY07 SEWER ENTERPRISE RATE STRUCTURE: 
RESIDENTIAL BASED ON 75% OF WATER CONSUMPTION 



0- 10,000 

10,001 AND OVER 

COMMERCIAL 



0-10,000 

10,001 AND OVER 

SEPTIC DISPOSAL FEE 



$65.60 EVERY 6 MONTHS 

$6.60 PER THOUSAND GALLONS 
BASED ON 100% OF WATER CONSUMPTION 



$65.60 EVERY 6 MONTHS 

$6.60 PER THOUSAND GALLONS 
$110.00/1,000 GAL 



206 



WATER & SEWER ENTERPRISE FUND 
ESTABLISHED JULY 1, 1991 (FISCAL YEAR 1992) 
UNDER MASS GENERAL LAWS, CH 40/SECTION 39K 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30,2007 

WATER 

Total Services 3,876 

Added Services 1 6 

Thousand Gallons Pumped 476,330 

Thousand Gallons Sold 353,320 

Water Retained Earnings - Reserved $ 1 ,028,028 

Water Retained Earnings - Unreserved $ 196,254 certified 

SEWER 

Total Services 2,376 

Added Services 27 

Sewer Retained Earnings - Reserved $ 260,791 

Sewer Retained Earnings - Unreserved $ 259,195 certified 



207 



PERPETUAL CARE 



Chambers, Marvin 
Adamson, John W. 
Dorgan, Sandra 
OToole, David C. 
Masterson, Donna 
Dewar, Natalie M. 
Fourcre, Paul G. 
DeLuca, Elaine/Anthony 
Starkey, Andrew 
Andrews, Christine 
Orpen, Joseph F. 
Vaughn, Richard and Janice 
Hughes, Jay W. 
Bruno, Joseph 
Borer, Walter 
Miscellaneous 



$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


1,100.00 


$ 


550.00 


$ 


1,650.00 


$ 


3,300.00 


$ 


550.00 


$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


4,400.00 


$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


2,200.00 


$ 


5,500.00 


$ 


4,190.00 


TOTAL: $ 


38,840.00 



208 



INDEX 



Elected Town Officers 7 

Appointments By 

Fire Chief 13 

Health, Board of 13 

Moderator 14 

Planning Board 14 

School Committee 1 3 

Selectmen, Board of 7 

Treasurer/Collector 1 3 

Warrant Committee 14 

Town Department Reports 16 

Aging, Council on 67 

Animal Control Officer/Inspector 32 

Appeals on Zoning, Board of 26 

Assessors, Board of 27 

Conservation Commission 42 

Fire Department 34 

Health, Board of 59 

Historical Commission 44 

Historic District Commission 47 

Housing Authority 65 

Inspection Department 38 

Library Trustees 53 

Medfield Emergency Management Agency 3 1 

Memorial Day Address 56 

Memorial Public Library 5 1 

Memorials, Committee to Study 54 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 72 

Park and Recreation Commission 69 

Planning Board 24 

Police Department 28 

Public Works Department 1 9 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 4 1 

Selectmen, Board of 1 7 

Town Clock, Keepers of 50 

Tri County Regional Vocational Technical School 79 

Tree Warden and Insect Pest Control 71 



Veteran's Services Officer 55 

Water and Sewerage Board 23 

School Department Reports 87 

School Committee 88 

Superintendent of Schools 9 1 

Staff Directory 93 

Director of Finance and Operations 113 

Amos Clark Kingsbury High School 116 

Graduation Exercises, High School 1 19 

Thomas A. Blake Middle School 1 30 

Dale Street School 134 

Ralph Wheelock School 138 

Memorial School 140 

Pupil Services Department 143 

Athletic Director 147 

Community Education Program 154 

Town Clerk's Records 156 

Births 157 

Deaths 160 

Marriages 159 

Town Meetings and Elections 

Annual Town Election, March 26, 2007 161 

Warrant for Annual Town Meeting, April 30, 2007 166 

Special Town Election, June 4, 2007 164 

Financial Reports 190 

Assessors, Board of 191 

Collector of Taxes 192 

Perpetual Care 208 

Town Accountant 1 96 

Treasurer 193 

Water and Sewer Enterprise Funds 207 



MEDFIELB BOARD OF SELECTMEN 




Lawrence £. Abar 
19684972 




Charles F. Alien 

1 935- i 937 




hr~ — _ -^ 

R» Edward Beard 

1975-1981 



^"^-^ 



Austin G. Buchanan 
1959-1968 




Herbert B. Burr 

1955-1958 




Kenneth M. Childs, 
Jr. 

1981-1985 



Richard Q. Connors 
1964-1967 




Richard P. DeSorgher 
1980-1983 




Arthur J, Farrar 

1973-1976 




Walter M. Frank 

1967-1970 




k , — — ■ —^ 

Robert H, Fraser 
1941-1943 ' 




l^—T^-: :■:■.■■• :■■$ 

John F* Ganley 

1990-1993".' 




Charles W. Haigh 

1934-1937 1940-1946 




Frank G.Haley 

1927-1954 




k J 

John T. Harney 

1994-2000 




Tidal B. Henry 

1993-1996 ' 




J^ .^ 

Harry A. Kelleher 

1968-1977 



1 i 



Weston G. Kosti 

1970-1973 




Robert J. Larkin 

1981-1990 





Joseph L. Marcionette 

1947-1964 1971-1975 




I*"- ■- J 

William E. McCarthy 

1946-1955 



Sandra G. Mousey 

1977-1980 




k» ~4l 

Wiliiam F. Nourse 
1985-1988 



fa 
Mmm 



k — ~ — j 

Edward R. Perry 

1963-1966 




Osier L. Peterson 

2000 to Present 




fc ~ d 

Paul B. Rhuda 
1999 -Present 




lw J 

Harold F. Pritoni, Jr. 

1988-1994 



Joseph A. Roberts 

1954-1963 




Clarence A. Purvis 

1996-1999 






Ann B. Thompson 
1983-Present 




k J 

William R. Reagan 

1976-1981 




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